South Africa has ranked because the third most harmful nation on the earth, in response to Numbeo’s 2021 crime index – with six native cities among the many 20 most harmful globally.
The Numbeo Crime Index is a perceptions index primarily based on survey responses, the place customers have been requested to attain the extent of crime of their nation and metropolis from dangerous (-2) to good (+2), the place 0 is common.
The survey of in extra of 94,000 folks, offers with residents’ ranges of concern round violent crimes, property being stolen, hate crimes primarily based on ethnicity or faith, and even corruption and bribery.
As a perceptions index, it doesn’t take care of precise crime stats, however slightly how secure and safe residents really feel of their cities, with the security index asking how secure they really feel strolling alone.
Crime ranges with a rating decrease than 20 is taken into account ‘very low’; crime ranges between 20 and 40 are low; between 40 and 60, average; between 60 and 80, excessive; and ranges larger than 80, very excessive.
For the security index, if a area has a excessive security rating, it’s thought-about very secure.
Globally, South Africa ranks third – the identical stage as 2020 – and under solely Venezuela and Papua New Guinea. With a criminal offense rating of 77.07, and security rating of twenty-two.03, it’s thought-about a high-crime, low-safety nation.
South Africa is one in every of 5 African nations ranked within the high 20 most harmful international locations – forward of Namibia, Angola, Nigeria and Libya – and ranks forward of war-torn nations together with Afghanistan (4th) and Syria (ninth), in addition to the world’s homicide capital, Honduras (fifth).
General, the best scoring crime class for South Africa is corruption and bribery.
These are the worldwide rankings:
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|2||Papua New Guinea||80.24||19.76|
|6||Trinidad and Tobago||70.95||29.05|
Most harmful cities
The survey attracted round 2,650 South African respondents, with six cities assembly the response necessities to be included within the index as statistically related.
Pretoria was ranked as essentially the most harmful metropolis within the nation in 2020/21, with the best crime rating and lowest security rating.
Pietermaritzburg, which topped the native rating in 2019/20, dropped to fourth total, with each Johannesburg and Durban now perceived to be extra harmful.
Whereas Joburg ranks third, total, it’s nonetheless the main metro the place folks really feel the least secure strolling alone at night time.
Regardless of Cape City having the best homicide fee within the nation on account of excessive gang associated exercise, it’s nonetheless perceived to be the most secure metropolis on the checklist in nearly each class.
When particular forms of crime individuals are most cautious of, situations of all forms of crime are categorised between ‘average’ and ‘very excessive’ – attaining ‘very excessive’ in most of them.
Nonetheless, it’s issues with bribery and corruption which are likely to permeate all through life within the large cities, and have emerged because the worst rated felony exercise throughout all native cities coated within the index.
That is adopted by assault and theft, and property crimes like theft and motorcar theft.
The general notion is that crime has been growing during the last three years, which aligns with views expressed in native research, such because the Victims of Crime survey performed by Stats SA.
That is how South Africa’s main cities rank within the index:
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