Crime in South Africa includes all violent and non-violent crimes that take place in the country of South Africa, or otherwise within its jurisdiction.
Crime levels have been attributed to poverty, problems with delivery of public services, and wealth disparity.The Institute for Security Studies also highlighted factors beyond poverty and inequality, particularly social stress from uncaring environments in early childhood and subsequent lack of guardianship.
South Africa's high crime rates, recidivism and overburdened criminal justice system have been described as a crisis which will require a radical rethink of crime and punishment in young people.
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 dataset.
The United Nations Interregional 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.
According to SAPS and SSA statistics, the rate of increase in violent crimes committed in South Africa (2016-2020) was slowing down,but up to 2019/20, the incidence of this crime category was usually growing year on year In April 2022, Numbeo found that 5 of the top 20 most dangerous cities in the world was in South Africa.
A man went on social media and asked people whether they will withdraw at that bank or not.Reason for him to ask the question was because of crimes that happen at the banks in South Africa.Criminals tend to sit next to the ATM's in hopes of robbing people when they come to withdraw the money the have worked hard for.
Will you withdraw money from that kind of bank?
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