EASY PREY: Results of the national youth victimisation study

  • Patrick Burton Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention
Keywords: victim, South Africa, crime, violence, children, National Youth Victimisation Study


Recent media reports have highlighted incidents of violence and crimes against children and young people in South Africa. Yet, up till now, there has been little exploration of the extent and nature of criminal victimisation against youth. The recent National Youth Victimisation Study reveals that young people are almost twice as likely to be victimised as adults, and that young people are surrounded by violence and crime in all the spheres they occupy: the home, the school and the community.

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