#CrimeStats: Police murders down, most cops are killed while off duty
In the 2018/2019 period, the murder of police officers has declined by 9.4%.
A total of 77 officers were killed compared to 85 in 2017/2018.
That's according to crime statistics revealed on Thursday which indicated that most officers were killed while off duty.
In KwaZulu-Natal, 15 off-duty officers were killed, followed by Gauteng with nine and Western Cape with eight.
Of the off-duty officers murdered, 87% were men.
The most on-duty officers killed were in Gauteng with a total of eight.
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