South Africa- Most Dangerous Countries In The World

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South Africa- Most Dangerous Countries In The World, South Africa has a notably high rate of murders, assaults, rapes and other violent crimes, compared with most countries.

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The popularity of gated communities and increasing dependence on private security indicates a view that the situation may be beyond control of the police.

The causes of the crime, the calculating of the statistics and the formulating of law enforcement policies are all matters of ongoing debate in government and at the United Nations.

Murder is the unlawful and intentional killing of another person. It is the most reliable crime statistic. This is because, according to Gareth Newham from the Institute for Security Studies, most murders can be independently verified.

Overall, the crime stats were up marginally in 2017 (+0.12%) from the total recorded in 2016. There were a total of 2.1 million serious crimes reported in the period.

There were also 40,000 more incidents of aggravated robbery this financial year than there were five years ago, said Newham.

Between 2009 and 2011, police in Gauteng province—home to Pretoria, the nation’s capital, and its largest city, Johannesburg—were able to thwart crime syndicates through improved investigations, intelligence and forensics. Newham said the historical decrease and subsequent rise in crime shows the police have the skills and resources to fight crime but are hampered by political interference.[the_ad_placement id=”aaaa”]

Being the most populous provinces in the country, Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal unsurprisingly recorded the highest levels of crime.

A survey for the period 1990–2000 compiled by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime ranked South Africa second for assault and murder (by all means) per capita and first for rapes per capita in a data set of 60 countries.

Total crime per capita was 10th out of the 60 countries in the data set.

The United Nations Inter regional Crime and Justice Research Institute have conducted research[3] on the victims of crime which shows the picture of South African crime as more typical of a developing country.[the_ad_placement id=”b”]

Recently released statistics from the South African Police Service (SAPS) and Statistics South Africa (SSA) saw a slight decline of 1.4% in violent crimes committed in South Africa.

Most emigrants from South Africa state that crime was a big factor in their decision to leave.

A survey for the period 1990–2000 compiled by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime ranked South Africa second for assault and murder (by all means) per ca pita and first for rapes per ca pita in a data set of 60 countries.

Total crime per ca pita was 10th out of the 60 countries in the data set.

The United Nations Inter regional Crime and Justice Research Institute have conducted research, on the victims of crime which shows the picture of South African crime as more typical of a developing country.
Recently released statistics from the South African Police Service (SAPS) and Statistics South Africa (SSA) saw a slight decline of 1.4% in violent crimes committed in South Africa.

Most emigrants from South Africa state that crime was a big factor in their decision to leave.

Category

20162017Change

Drug-related crime

14 602

16 717

+14.48%

Robbery of cash in transit

259 165

292 689

+12.94%

Illegal possession of firearms and ammunition

137152+10.95%
Stock-theft14 77216 134

+9.22%

Robbery at residential premises

24 71526 902+8.85%
Robbery with aggravating circumstances20 820 22 343

+7.32%

Sexual offences discovered as result of police action

132 527140 956+6.36%
Commercial crime5 8306 164

+5.63%

Robbery at non-residential premises

69 917 73 550+5.20%
Murder19 69820 680

+4.99%

Burglary at non-residential premises

18 67319 016+1.84%
Attempted murder75 00875 618

+0.81%

Truck hijacking

18 12718 205+0.43%
Theft out of or from motor vehicle1 1841 183

-0.08%

Theft of motor vehicle and motorcycle

139 386 138 172-0.87%

Common robbery

53 80953 307

-0.93%

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs54 11053 418

-1.28%

Burglary at residential premises

76 159 75 034

-1.48%

Shoplifting

250 606246 654-1.58%

Malicious injury to property

68 786 67 454

-1.94%

All theft not mentioned elsewhere119 901116 409

-2.91%

Common assault

340 372 328 272-3.55%
Sexual Offences164 958156 450

-5.16%

Assault with the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm

51 89549 660

-4.31%

Arson

182 933 170 616

-6.73%

Bank robbery4 9034 321

-11.87%

Rape
The country has one of the highest rates of rape in the world, with some 65,000 rapes and other sexual assaults reported for the year ending in March 2012, or 127.6 per 100,000 people in the country.

The incidence of rape has led to the country being referred to as the “rape capital of the world”.  One in three of the 4,000 women questioned by the Community of Information, Empowerment and Transparency said they had been raped in the past year.

More than 25% of South African men questioned in a survey published by the Medical Research Council (MRC) in June 2009 admitted to rape

Kidnapping
Kidnapping in South Africa is common in the country, with over 4,100 occurring in the 2013/2014 period, and a child going missing every five hours.

Car hijackings
South Africa has a high record of carjacking when compared with other industrialized countries.

Insurance company Hollard Insurance stated in 2007 that they would no longer insure Volkswagen Ci-ti Golfs, as they were one of the country’s most frequently carjacked vehicles.

Certain high-risk areas are marked with road signs indicating a high incidence of carjackings within the locality.

 

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