THE FACTS BEHIND THE FIGURES: Crime statistics 2002/3

  • Ted Leggett Institute for Security Studies
Keywords: crime, crime statistics, South Africa


The new crime figures indicate that violent crime continues to decline, although violent acquisitive crime (robbery) is on the increase. However, these broad national trends conceal vast regional differences, including the continued growth of crime in the Western Cape. And a close look at some of the new figures suggest that crime recording rules continue to be refined in the post-moratorium period.

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