The annual Victims of Crime 2018/2019 Survey released by Statistics SA (Stats SA) shows that a number of crimes go unreported in the country.
The survey shows that the most common crimes experienced by South Africans are housebreaking and home robbery.
How can South Africans decrease the chances of falling victim to criminality?
Eusebius McKaiser has a frank discussion about crime in South Africa with anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee.
We know South Africa has a problem with crime, call it urban terror or you can even call it an onslaught.— Yusuf Abramjee, Anti-crime activist
Even though everyone knows that crime is a problem, there need to be solutions, he explains.
Instead of complaining and pointing fingers at the government and the police, we need to come up with some practical solutions. No area in South Africa is immune to crime.— Yusuf Abramjee, Anti-crime activist
He says there is often a false sense of security when people live in a complex as opposed to living in a free-standing home.
Those are deterrents but they don't stop criminals from coming in. There are always loopholes in security. South Africans need to adapt to changing times. Beware criminals prowl the streets looking for easy targets.— Yusuf Abramjee, Anti-crime activist
Listen below to the full conversation on crime preventative measures: