Crime is often used as an indicator of the quality of life for South Africans, and those considering migrating to our shores. Research and data on crime are an important way of informing people about what is really going on.
New research is now challenging the accuracy of official crime statistics, which indicate a continued rise in violent crimes.
702's Azania Mosaka spoke to researcher in Criminology at the University of Cape Town, Anine Kriegler, regarding her work on the issue.
She conceded that crime is high in South Africa, but says the data needs to be studied in detail.
Listen to the interview below:
A lot of people seem to think that Johannesburg's murder rate is the highest in the country and that's not true at all, in fact Johannesburg's murder rate is at 30 per 100 000.— Anine Kriegler, University of Cape Town