Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Crime Remains an Issue in SA

Reductions in the country's murder rate are not enough to dispel many fears over security as South Africa prepares to host the 2010 World Cup.

Despite a 3% drop in the murder rate, police statistics revealed an increase in sex offences, including rape, as well as a dramatic rise in burglaries.

In Rustenburg, tipped to be the England squad's base, cases of sex crimes, assault, robbery with aggravating circumstances and kidnapping all increased on the previous year.

Reported sex crimes also increased in the police precincts of Cape Town central, Durban central, Johannesburg central, Nelspruit, Polokwane, and Pretoria central, which are all certain to receive football supporters from around the world.

Crime fears grow as South Africa readies for football World Cup
September 22, 2009