South Africa has seen an overall decrease in serious crime from approximately 3,800 to approximately 3,600 per 100,000 of the population between 2010 and 2011.
This includes a decrease in murder, attempted murder, car-jackings and house robberies.
This is according to the Mid Term Review report released by Minister in the Presidency responsible for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, Collins Chabane, last week.
The report provides progress the government has made in its commitments. November 2011 marked the mid-point of the 2009-2014 electoral term of the current administration and in line with that, the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation carried out a Mid Term Review of government.