2010/2011 - Crime & Security

The chapter comprises 89 pages on all aspects of the criminal justice system – police, courts, prisons – as well as defence and private security.
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2010/2011 - Crime & Security

The chapter comprises 89 pages on all aspects of the criminal justice system – police, courts, prisons – as well as defence and private security.

Crime&security.jpgThe main feature is the most serious crime trends broken down by crime category, year, province, and district municipality. There are detailed sections on the subcategories of aggravated robbery, crimes against children, and crime on farms. The section on police includes murder of police officials, violence and crime by the police, and shortage of skills in the South African Police Service. International data includes new comparisons between African countries and between emerging market countries.

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Table of Contents:

THE SECURITY PICTURE

South Africa at a glance

STATISTICS AND TRENDS

National crime trends

National crime figures, 1994/95 and 2010/11 (actual numbers)

National crime figures, 1994/95 and 2010/11 (rates per 100 000 people)

Daily incidence of the most serious crimes, 1994/95 and 2010/11

Seventeen-year and one-year crime trends

Contact crime: actual reported cases and rates per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Contact crime rates per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Property-related crime: actual reported cases and rates per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Property-related crime rates per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Crimes heavily dependent on police action for detection: actual reported cases and rates per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Crimes heavily dependent on police action for detection: rates per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Other serious crime: actual reported cases and rates per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Other serious crime rates per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Arson, malicious damage, and total serious crime: actual reported cases and rates per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Total serious crime rate per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Aggravated robbery

Breakdown of aggravated robbery, 1994/95–2010/11

Change in aggravated robbery cases, initial recorded period – 2010/11

Subcategories of aggravated robbery

Residential and business robberies as proportions of total aggravated robberies, 2002/03–2010/11

Particular categories of crime

Crime on farms

Reported cases of stock theft and rates per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Stock theft rates per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Farm attacks by province, 1993–2009

Note on farm crime statistics

Breakdown of victims by race

Farm murders by province, 1993–2009

Farm attacks and murders by province, 1993–2009 (cumulative totals)

Crimes against foreign nationals

Witch and muti killings

Crimes against children under the age of 18

Reported crimes committed against children under the age of 18, 2002/03–2010/11

Change in reported crimes committed against children under the age of 18, 2002/03–2010/11

Initiation school circumcisions that lead to death

Attacks during strikes

Protest and public violence

Major service delivery protests, 2004–10

Incidents of public violence by province, 2003/04–2010/11

Taxi violence

White-collar crime

Social grant fraud cases by province, 2005/06–2010/11

Amount lost owing to social grant fraud by province, 2005/06–2010/11

Poaching

Rhino poaching incidents, 2007–11

Breakdown of rhino poaching by location, 2008–11

Copper theft

Copper cable theft, 2005/06–2009/10

Provincial crime trends

Murder

Murder, 1994/95–2010/11

Change in murder rate, 1994/95–2010/11

Attempted murder

Attempted murder, 1994/95–2010/11

Change in attempted murder rate, 1994/95–2010/11

All sexual offences

All sexual offences, 1994/95–2010/11

The rate of all sexual offences, 2010/11

Robbery with aggravating circumstances

Robbery with aggravating circumstances, 1994/95–2010/11

Change in aggravated robbery rate, 1994/95–2010/11

Assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm (GBH)

Assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm, 1994/95–2010/11

Change in rate of assault (GBH), 1994/95–2010/11

Burglary at residential premises

Burglary at residential premises, 1994/95–2010/11

Change in residential burglary rate, 1994/95–2010/11

Burglary at business premises

Burglary at business premises, 1994/95–2010/11

Change in business burglary rate, 1994/95–2010/11

Stock theft

Stock theft, 1994/95–2010/11

Change in stock theft rate, 1994/95–2010/11

Theft of motor vehicles

Theft of motor vehicles, 1994/95–2010/11

Change in motor vehicle theft rate, 1994/95–2010/11

Commercial crimes

Commercial crimes, 1994/95–2010/11

Change in commercial crime rate, 1994/95–2010/11

Drug-related crime

Drug-related crime, 1994/95–2010/11

Change in drug-related crime rate, 1994/95–2010/11

Municipal crime trends

Selected crime rates by municipality, 2010/11 (actual numbers)

Selected crime rates by municipality, 2010/11 (rates per 100 000 people)

Crime reporting

Proportion of respondents who reported their experience of crime to the police, 1998, 2003 and 2007

Perceptions of crime

Perceptions of changes in levels of crime over four years by race, 2007

Perceptions of changes in levels of crime over four years by province, 2007

Youth and crime

Non-natural deaths

Overall manner of non-natural death by cause of death, 2008

Manner of non-natural death by sex, 2008 (actual numbers)

Manner of non-natural death by sex, 2008 (proportions)

Number and proportion of non-natural deaths by age and manner of death, 2008

Top ten external causes of non-natural death, 2007 and 2008

Mining industry fatalities by cause of death, 2009–2010

Railway injuries and fatalities by category of victim, 2007/08 and 2008/09

Railway injuries and fatalities by type of incident, 2007/08 and 2008/09

Non-natural deaths over a two-year period in selected fields

International crime trends

Murder rates per 100 000 people, selected countries, 2003 and 2008

Murder rates per 100 000 people, emerging markets, 2003 and 2008

Murder rates per 100 000 people, selected African countries, 2003 and 2008

Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), selected countries, 2001 and 2010

Perceptions of changes in corruption in the past three years, selected countries, 2010

Crime trends and anti-crime expenditure

Crime numbers, rates, and expenditure on protection services, 1994/95–2010/11

Crime and public spending , 2007/08–2010/11

POLICE

Personnel

General statistics

Number of personnel in the SAPS by sex and race, March 2011

SAPS personnel by race, March 2011

Change in police ranks, April 2010

Number of SAPS personnel by rank and race, March 2011

SAPS expenditure on personnel by programme, March 2011

SAPS personnel by programme, March 2011

Ratio of the population to police officers by province, December 2007 and February 2011

Affirmative action in the SAPS, March 2011 actual employment and 2010 employment equity targets (proportions)

SAPS personnel by sex, March 2011 actual employment and 2010 employment equity targets (proportions)

Population to police ratios, selected countries

Police reservists

Number of active police reservists by province as at March 2011

Personnel shortages

Employment and vacancies by programme, 2003/04 and 2010/11

Employment and vacancies by programme, 2009/10 and 2010/11

Employment and vacancies by skills level, 2003/04 and 2010/11

Employment and vacancies by skills level, 2009/10 and 2010/11

Vacancy rates by skills level, 2003/04–2010/11

Fatalities and escapes

Number of police officers murdered, 1983/84–2010/11

Murders of police officials by province, 2004/05–2010/11

Number of escapes and escapees from police custody, 2001/02–2010/11

Deaths of persons in police custody and as a result of police action, 2003/04–2010/11

Crimes, corruption, and (mis)conduct in the SAPS

Lost/stolen SAPS firearms and case dockets, 2001/02–2009/10

Lost/stolen SAPS firearms, 2001/02–2009/10

Complaints and notifications received by the Independent

Complaints Directorate (ICD) against SAPS members by province, 2010/11

Convictions and acquittals of SAPS members in criminal cases by crime category, 2010/11

Charges laid against SAPS members, charges successfully prosecuted, and proportion of charges ending in convictions, 2009/10

Broken Blue Line

PROSECUTIONS AND CONVICTIONS

Cases reported, prosecutions, and convictions as a proportion of all cases handled, 2003/04–2008/09

Process of referring charges to court by crime cluster, 2008/09

Trio crimes conviction rate, 2009/10

THE BENCH AND THE BAR

The Bench

Race and/or sex breakdowns

Judges of the superior courts by race, 2005 and 2011

Judges and magistrates by race, March 2010

Judges and magistrates by sex, March 2010

Magistrates by race, March 2010

The Bar

Members of the Bar by race and sex, April 2010

Members of the Bar by race, April 2010

PRISONS AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

Personnel

Correctional Services personnel by race, 2009/10

Prisons

General statistics

Prison population by sex and race, February 2011 (actual numbers)

Prison population by sex and race, February 2011 (proportions)

Prison population by crime category, February 2011

Prison population by age, February 2011

Sentenced and unsentenced prisoners, February 2011

Daily average prison population by sex, 1995/96–February 2011

Daily average prison population, 1995/96–February 2011

Awaiting-trial detainees

Sentenced prisoners and awaiting-trial detainees, 1995–2011

Awaiting-trial detainees, 1995–2011

Children and juveniles

Awaiting-trial detainees and those under the age of 21, 1995–2010

Prisoners under the age of 18 by crime category, February 2011

Prison overcrowding

Prison overcrowding, March 1996–February 2011

Duration of sentences

Duration of sentences, March 1995–February 2011 (numbers and proportions)

Duration of sentences, 1995 and 2011

Duration of sentences: change in proportions, 1995–2011

Duration of sentences, 1995–2011

Deaths and medical releases of prisoners

Natural and unnatural deaths of prisoners, and medical releases, 1996–2009

Types of unnatural deaths, 2009/10

International prison trends

International prison statistics, selected countries

DEFENCE

Personnel

Overall statistics

Department of Defence personnel by race and sex, March 2010

Employment and vacancies by programme as at March 2010

Number of active defence reserves, 2006/07–2009/10

Command structures by race and rank, April 2007

Privates as a proportion of total personnel, April 2007

Command structures by sex and rank, April 2007

Department of Defence by arm of service, May 2010

Affirmative action in the South African National

Defence Force

Department of Defence employment equity targets measured against March 2010 employment

Deployment outside South Africa

Peacekeeping operations in Africa, 2000–10

Number of people deployed for peacekeeping operations in Africa, 2000–10

International comparisons

Military expenditure and armed forces personnel, 2009

PRIVATE SECURITY

Change in the number of security businesses, security officers, and sworn SAPS officials, 1997–2010

Number of active security officers and sworn police officials, 1997–2010

Active registered security businesses by sector, 2005–10

Active registered security businesses by sector, 2005–10 (proportions)

Active registered security businesses by province, 2005 and 2010

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Crime&security.jpgThe main feature is the most serious crime trends broken down by crime category, year, province, and district municipality. There are detailed sections on the subcategories of aggravated robbery, crimes against children, and crime on farms. The section on police includes murder of police officials, violence and crime by the police, and shortage of skills in the South African Police Service. International data includes new comparisons between African countries and between emerging market countries.

For more detail on what the chapter contains, you will find the complete table of contents below.

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Table of Contents:

THE SECURITY PICTURE

South Africa at a glance

STATISTICS AND TRENDS

National crime trends

National crime figures, 1994/95 and 2010/11 (actual numbers)

National crime figures, 1994/95 and 2010/11 (rates per 100 000 people)

Daily incidence of the most serious crimes, 1994/95 and 2010/11

Seventeen-year and one-year crime trends

Contact crime: actual reported cases and rates per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Contact crime rates per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Property-related crime: actual reported cases and rates per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Property-related crime rates per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Crimes heavily dependent on police action for detection: actual reported cases and rates per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Crimes heavily dependent on police action for detection: rates per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Other serious crime: actual reported cases and rates per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Other serious crime rates per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Arson, malicious damage, and total serious crime: actual reported cases and rates per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Total serious crime rate per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Aggravated robbery

Breakdown of aggravated robbery, 1994/95–2010/11

Change in aggravated robbery cases, initial recorded period – 2010/11

Subcategories of aggravated robbery

Residential and business robberies as proportions of total aggravated robberies, 2002/03–2010/11

Particular categories of crime

Crime on farms

Reported cases of stock theft and rates per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Stock theft rates per 100 000 of the population, 1994/95–2010/11

Farm attacks by province, 1993–2009

Note on farm crime statistics

Breakdown of victims by race

Farm murders by province, 1993–2009

Farm attacks and murders by province, 1993–2009 (cumulative totals)

Crimes against foreign nationals

Witch and muti killings

Crimes against children under the age of 18

Reported crimes committed against children under the age of 18, 2002/03–2010/11

Change in reported crimes committed against children under the age of 18, 2002/03–2010/11

Initiation school circumcisions that lead to death

Attacks during strikes

Protest and public violence

Major service delivery protests, 2004–10

Incidents of public violence by province, 2003/04–2010/11

Taxi violence

White-collar crime

Social grant fraud cases by province, 2005/06–2010/11

Amount lost owing to social grant fraud by province, 2005/06–2010/11

Poaching

Rhino poaching incidents, 2007–11

Breakdown of rhino poaching by location, 2008–11

Copper theft

Copper cable theft, 2005/06–2009/10

Provincial crime trends

Murder

Murder, 1994/95–2010/11

Change in murder rate, 1994/95–2010/11

Attempted murder

Attempted murder, 1994/95–2010/11

Change in attempted murder rate, 1994/95–2010/11

All sexual offences

All sexual offences, 1994/95–2010/11

The rate of all sexual offences, 2010/11

Robbery with aggravating circumstances

Robbery with aggravating circumstances, 1994/95–2010/11

Change in aggravated robbery rate, 1994/95–2010/11

Assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm (GBH)

Assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm, 1994/95–2010/11

Change in rate of assault (GBH), 1994/95–2010/11

Burglary at residential premises

Burglary at residential premises, 1994/95–2010/11

Change in residential burglary rate, 1994/95–2010/11

Burglary at business premises

Burglary at business premises, 1994/95–2010/11

Change in business burglary rate, 1994/95–2010/11

Stock theft

Stock theft, 1994/95–2010/11

Change in stock theft rate, 1994/95–2010/11

Theft of motor vehicles

Theft of motor vehicles, 1994/95–2010/11

Change in motor vehicle theft rate, 1994/95–2010/11

Commercial crimes

Commercial crimes, 1994/95–2010/11

Change in commercial crime rate, 1994/95–2010/11

Drug-related crime

Drug-related crime, 1994/95–2010/11

Change in drug-related crime rate, 1994/95–2010/11

Municipal crime trends

Selected crime rates by municipality, 2010/11 (actual numbers)

Selected crime rates by municipality, 2010/11 (rates per 100 000 people)

Crime reporting

Proportion of respondents who reported their experience of crime to the police, 1998, 2003 and 2007

Perceptions of crime

Perceptions of changes in levels of crime over four years by race, 2007

Perceptions of changes in levels of crime over four years by province, 2007

Youth and crime

Non-natural deaths

Overall manner of non-natural death by cause of death, 2008

Manner of non-natural death by sex, 2008 (actual numbers)

Manner of non-natural death by sex, 2008 (proportions)

Number and proportion of non-natural deaths by age and manner of death, 2008

Top ten external causes of non-natural death, 2007 and 2008

Mining industry fatalities by cause of death, 2009–2010

Railway injuries and fatalities by category of victim, 2007/08 and 2008/09

Railway injuries and fatalities by type of incident, 2007/08 and 2008/09

Non-natural deaths over a two-year period in selected fields

International crime trends

Murder rates per 100 000 people, selected countries, 2003 and 2008

Murder rates per 100 000 people, emerging markets, 2003 and 2008

Murder rates per 100 000 people, selected African countries, 2003 and 2008

Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), selected countries, 2001 and 2010

Perceptions of changes in corruption in the past three years, selected countries, 2010

Crime trends and anti-crime expenditure

Crime numbers, rates, and expenditure on protection services, 1994/95–2010/11

Crime and public spending , 2007/08–2010/11

POLICE

Personnel

General statistics

Number of personnel in the SAPS by sex and race, March 2011

SAPS personnel by race, March 2011

Change in police ranks, April 2010

Number of SAPS personnel by rank and race, March 2011

SAPS expenditure on personnel by programme, March 2011

SAPS personnel by programme, March 2011

Ratio of the population to police officers by province, December 2007 and February 2011

Affirmative action in the SAPS, March 2011 actual employment and 2010 employment equity targets (proportions)

SAPS personnel by sex, March 2011 actual employment and 2010 employment equity targets (proportions)

Population to police ratios, selected countries

Police reservists

Number of active police reservists by province as at March 2011

Personnel shortages

Employment and vacancies by programme, 2003/04 and 2010/11

Employment and vacancies by programme, 2009/10 and 2010/11

Employment and vacancies by skills level, 2003/04 and 2010/11

Employment and vacancies by skills level, 2009/10 and 2010/11

Vacancy rates by skills level, 2003/04–2010/11

Fatalities and escapes

Number of police officers murdered, 1983/84–2010/11

Murders of police officials by province, 2004/05–2010/11

Number of escapes and escapees from police custody, 2001/02–2010/11

Deaths of persons in police custody and as a result of police action, 2003/04–2010/11

Crimes, corruption, and (mis)conduct in the SAPS

Lost/stolen SAPS firearms and case dockets, 2001/02–2009/10

Lost/stolen SAPS firearms, 2001/02–2009/10

Complaints and notifications received by the Independent

Complaints Directorate (ICD) against SAPS members by province, 2010/11

Convictions and acquittals of SAPS members in criminal cases by crime category, 2010/11

Charges laid against SAPS members, charges successfully prosecuted, and proportion of charges ending in convictions, 2009/10

Broken Blue Line

PROSECUTIONS AND CONVICTIONS

Cases reported, prosecutions, and convictions as a proportion of all cases handled, 2003/04–2008/09

Process of referring charges to court by crime cluster, 2008/09

Trio crimes conviction rate, 2009/10

THE BENCH AND THE BAR

The Bench

Race and/or sex breakdowns

Judges of the superior courts by race, 2005 and 2011

Judges and magistrates by race, March 2010

Judges and magistrates by sex, March 2010

Magistrates by race, March 2010

The Bar

Members of the Bar by race and sex, April 2010

Members of the Bar by race, April 2010

PRISONS AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

Personnel

Correctional Services personnel by race, 2009/10

Prisons

General statistics

Prison population by sex and race, February 2011 (actual numbers)

Prison population by sex and race, February 2011 (proportions)

Prison population by crime category, February 2011

Prison population by age, February 2011

Sentenced and unsentenced prisoners, February 2011

Daily average prison population by sex, 1995/96–February 2011

Daily average prison population, 1995/96–February 2011

Awaiting-trial detainees

Sentenced prisoners and awaiting-trial detainees, 1995–2011

Awaiting-trial detainees, 1995–2011

Children and juveniles

Awaiting-trial detainees and those under the age of 21, 1995–2010

Prisoners under the age of 18 by crime category, February 2011

Prison overcrowding

Prison overcrowding, March 1996–February 2011

Duration of sentences

Duration of sentences, March 1995–February 2011 (numbers and proportions)

Duration of sentences, 1995 and 2011

Duration of sentences: change in proportions, 1995–2011

Duration of sentences, 1995–2011

Deaths and medical releases of prisoners

Natural and unnatural deaths of prisoners, and medical releases, 1996–2009

Types of unnatural deaths, 2009/10

International prison trends

International prison statistics, selected countries

DEFENCE

Personnel

Overall statistics

Department of Defence personnel by race and sex, March 2010

Employment and vacancies by programme as at March 2010

Number of active defence reserves, 2006/07–2009/10

Command structures by race and rank, April 2007

Privates as a proportion of total personnel, April 2007

Command structures by sex and rank, April 2007

Department of Defence by arm of service, May 2010

Affirmative action in the South African National

Defence Force

Department of Defence employment equity targets measured against March 2010 employment

Deployment outside South Africa

Peacekeeping operations in Africa, 2000–10

Number of people deployed for peacekeeping operations in Africa, 2000–10

International comparisons

Military expenditure and armed forces personnel, 2009

PRIVATE SECURITY

Change in the number of security businesses, security officers, and sworn SAPS officials, 1997–2010

Number of active security officers and sworn police officials, 1997–2010

Active registered security businesses by sector, 2005–10

Active registered security businesses by sector, 2005–10 (proportions)

Active registered security businesses by province, 2005 and 2010

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