The devastating reality of violence and crime in South Africa is that 18 673 people were murdered during 2015/16, or 51 a day. These statistics show that cities are places not only of opportunity but also of inequality and high levels of violence and crime. Cities are where the majority (63%) of South Africans live (with this figure set to continue to grow) and where most crime and violence are concentrated. The Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security's annual global ranking includes four South African cities among the top 50 most violent cities in the world.
The 2017 State of Urban Safety report should be a "wake-up call" for national police management, Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has said, after it found Cape Town to ... Read more »