Statistics South Africa
14 Apr 2015
14 Apr 2015
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- Public perceptions about crime prevention and the Criminal Justice System (Crime Stats Series Vol. 2) – (Advocacy)
In-depth analysis of the Victims of Crime Survey data
2010 – 2013/14
In an increasingly globalising and urbanising world, crime in South Africa has proven to be a multifaceted and paradoxical phenomenon, displaying peculiar characteristics of increasing in certain areas, yet being invisible in others. Recently, more often than in the past, media reports on large scale crime have centred around robust reactions by police against political unrest and service delivery protests; drug use and trafficking in communities; and well-known crimes such as homicide, assault, rape and burglary; and their handling of high-profile cases.
As the second report in a series of thematic reports on crime, utilising the results from the Victims of Crime Survey (VOCS) and administrative data supplied by the South African Police Service (SAPS), this report explores Public perceptions about crime prevention and the Criminal Justice System. One of the legislative interventions in fighting crime and violence in the country has been the inclusion of safety and security as a strategic priority. The Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) (2014–2019), further articulates Government's commitment towards ensuring that "All People in South Africa are and feel safe". This report seeks to make a contribution towards the measurement of the extent to which success in that regard has been achieved.