Fewer South Africans experienced crime in last year - survey
Statistician-General Pali Lehohla says that there’s been a steady decline in the number of households hit by crime since 2013.
PRETORIA - Stats SA's latest victims of crime survey has revealed that fewer South Africans experienced crime in the last year compared to the previous review period.
Statistician-General Pali Lehohla released the figures at a briefing in Pretoria on Thursday.
Lehohla says that there’s been a steady decline in the number of households hit by crime since 2013.
“[There were] 1.4 million experiences of crime affecting 1.1 million households, down from 9% to 7.2%.”
The figures show about half of the households were burgled, while one out of ten fell victim to robbery.
Electronic equipment makes up 50% of the items stolen, with jewellery at 25%.