Category Archives: Crime

Victims of Crime Survey 2016/17

  MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                       28 September 2017 Victims of Crime Survey 2016/17 Statistics South Africa, released the 2016/17 Victims of Crime Survey results on Thursday September 28th,. According to this survey, crime experienced by households and individuals aged 16 years and older, has been decreasing between 2013/14 and 2016/17. Approximately 7% households in South Africa were   read more »


Crime is going down, but we are not feeling any safer

The recently released Victims of Crime Survey results found that crime levels have been gradually declining. With South Africans experiencing lower levels of crime, it is expected that communities would feel safer. Instead, the survey reveals that declining crime trends were accompanied by deteriorating feelings of safety among households. According to the survey, the percentage   read more »


Statistician-General to release Victims of Crime Survey, recorded live births and formal employment statistics

  Media advisory                                                                                                                22 September 2017                                  Statistician-General to release Victims of Crime Survey, recorded live births and formal employment statistics   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will on Thursday, 28 September 2017 release   read more »


Crime Statistics Series Volume 4

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                                                                                        31 May 2017 Exploring the extent of and circumstances surrounding housebreaking/burglary and home robbery: An in-depth analysis of the Victims of   read more »


How safe are we at home?

How safe are we at home?

Home robbery and housebreaking are among the most frightening and dangerous crimes to experience. It is frightening because it violates our private space and the one place that we think of as our sanctuary. What do the latest statistics tell us about home robberies and housebreaking in South Africa? According to the latest report released   read more »


Media advisory: Victims of Crime Survey 2015/16

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                                                                                          26 May 2017 Statistician-General releases report on “Exploring the extent of and circumstances surrounding housebreaking/burglary   read more »


AND THE STREETS FELL SILENT: HOW CRIME IMPACTS THE EVERYDAY

AND THE STREETS FELL SILENT: HOW CRIME IMPACTS THE EVERYDAY

“Play is the highest form of research” – Albert Einstein It has been said that a child’s laughter could simply be the most beautiful sound in the world and that children learn through play. But what happens when children’s opportunities to play are stifled by the reality of crime in their neighbourhoods? Stats SA’s latest   read more »


Media Invite:Statistician-General to release the Victims of Crime Survey 2015/16 report

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                     10 February 2017  The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the annual results of the Victims of Crime Survey 2015/16 (VOCS) at a media briefing to be held on Tuesday, 14 February 2016. The VOCS report provides information on crime trends and households’ perceptions about safety and law enforcement.   read more »


Media Release – Exploration of selected contact crimes in South Africa: In depth analysis of the Victims of Crime Survey Data

Media Release  3rd May 2016 Exploration of selected contact crimes in South Africa: In depth analysis of the Victims of Crime Survey Data   According to the Victims of Crime Survey Data report released by Stats SA, more females (71,3) experienced sexual offence than their male (28,7%) counterparts; while more males (72,9%) experienced assault than   read more »


MEDIA ADVISORY: In-depth analysis of Victims of Crime Survey data

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                              29 April 2016   In-depth analysis of Victims of Crime Survey data The Statistician –General, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release Crime statistics series volume III: Exploration of selected contact crimes in South Africa (In-depth analysis of Victims of Crime Survey data: 2011–2014/15) findings on Wednesday, the 4th of May 2016.   The main   read more »