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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Violent Crime

[Source: ISS Africa by Lizette Lancaster.]

Over the past three years, the South African murder rate has increased from 30 murders per 100 000 people to 33. This is five times higher than the global average of 6.2 per 100 000. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, South Africa ranked eighth worst out of 167 countries with data available for 2012. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in June 2019 (CPI) & +5.8 y/y in June 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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