South African crime figures rise

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South African crime figures rise

CAR HIJACKING in South Africa, which had dropped slightly is up again. It rose by 13 per cent - 31.3 hijackings per 100,000 people in 1997 to 35.5 in 1998. Possession of illegal weapons was up nearly 10 per cent. The rise is thought to be due to a downturn in the economy.

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