Thursday, October 1, 2009

The latest crime statistics in South Africa show a slight decrease in the murder rate but a sharp rise in burglaries and sexual offenses

While the murder rate has fallen by 3%, this still represent more than 18,000 killings per year and is one of the highest rates in the world. Sexual offenses have risen by 10%, which the government partly attributes to the inclusion of attacks on men. Opposition parties have criticized the government's record on crime. Nationwide, some 2.1m serious crimes were recorded in the past year.


Crime in South Africa: It won't go away

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