A Stats SA survey has revealed that South Africans are not reporting crime enough, but are instead opting to increase security features in a bid to protect their homes.
702 and Cape Talk callers on The Redi Tlhabi Show shared their experiences of crime and what they think are contributing factors to the public perception regarding crime and recourse.
Listen to the conversation below:
...My mom was attacked in her house...The criminals left her unconscious, and she was 58 at the time. I'm still traumatised.— Thembile, caller from Pretoria
Three guys came running through the gate with guns... It really becomes real when it happens. When you see that gun, there's nothing you can do, you freeze.— Graham, caller from Houghton
Ten years ago, I was held up in my home... They subjected us to two-and-a-half hours of terror because all five of them had guns... The Edenvale police eventually arrived three hours later.— Sandy, caller from Brakpan
...I have absolutely no fear of crime, I drive on my own at any time of the night without fear...When I lived in Johannesburg, there were many house robberies.— Penny, caller from Hout Bay