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Housebreaking is the number one crime in SA

Housebreaking is the number one crime in SA

There were about 1,3 million incidences of housebreaking affecting 5,8% of households in South Africa. The most likely victims of housebreaking were male-headed households, households in metros, Indian/Asian households followed by white households, very low and very high-income households, and households in Northern Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. Approximately 48% of affected households reported incidences to   read more »


Statistician-General to release the Victims of Crime 2018/19 report

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                                                                    26 September 2019 Statistician-General to release the Victims of Crime 2018/19 report The Statistician-General of South Africa, Mr Risenga Maluleke, will release the Victims of Crime 2018/19   read more »


Victims of Crime Survey 2017/18

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                                                                                             11 October 2018 Victims of Crime Survey 2017/18 Victims of Crime Survey results released by Statistics   read more »


While crime increases, fear rises and trust in criminal justice system drops

The general level of crime as estimated by VOCS has been declining during the past five years but increased in 2016/17 and 2017/18. Household crimes increased by 5% to a total of 1,5 million incidences of crime while individual crime also increased by 5% to a total of 1,6 incidences, affecting 1,4 million individuals aged   read more »


Statistician-General to release the Victims of Crime Survey 2017/18

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                    08 October 2018   Statistician-General to release the Victims of Crime Survey 2017/18   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Mr Risenga Maluleke, will release the annual results of the Victims of Crime Survey (VOCS) 2017/18 at a media briefing to be held on Thursday, 11 October 2018. The VOCS report provides information   read more »


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 »


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 »


Stats SA on a mission to cut costs, reduce turnaround time as it pilots digital data collection

Media 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 »


Social stats web links

http://cs2016.statssa.gov.za/ (CS 2016) http://www.statssa.gov.za/?page_id=3955 (Census 2011) http://www.statssa.gov.za/?page_id=3935 (CS 2007) http://www.statssa.gov.za/?page_id=3908 (Census 2001)  


Report-03-40-02 - Crime statistics series

Crime Statistics Series The report is the first in a series of Victims of Crime Survey (VOCS) thematic reports aimed at providing an in-depth understanding of aspects of crime and primarily focuses on home robbery and housebreaking/burglary. It provides statistical measures of trends and circumstances surrounding home robbery and housebreaking/burglary in South Africa between 2010 and 2011. It focuses on household and neighbourhood characteristics that may explain why households were victimized or suffering from repeat victimization, measures likely to be taken by victims to avoid injury during home robbery as well as precautionary measures taken by victims to protect homes and properties after the victimisation experience. read more »


P0341 - Victims of Crime Survey

Objectives of VOCS are to determine: The nature, extent and patterns of crime in South Africa, from the victims perspective Victim risk and victim proneness, so as to inform the development of crime prevention and public education programmes Peoples perceptions of services provided by the police and the courts as components of the criminal justice system read more »


P0341 - Victims of Crime Survey

Objectives of VOCS are to determine: The nature, extent and patterns of crime in South Africa, from the victims perspective Victim risk and victim proneness, so as to inform the development of crime prevention and public education programmes Peoples perceptions of services provided by the police and the courts as components of the criminal justice system read more »


P0341 - Victims of Crime Survey

Objectives of VOCS are to determine: The nature, extent and patterns of crime in South Africa, from the victims perspective Victim risk and victim proneness, so as to inform the development of crime prevention and public education programmes Peoples perceptions of services provided by the police and the courts as components of the criminal justice system read more »


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