Crime

SOURCE: Public opinion on national priority issues
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2000
TITLE AUTHOR(S): R.G.Humphries
SOURCE EDITOR(S): S.P.Rule
KEYWORDS: CRIME, PUBLIC OPINION, SAFETY
DEPARTMENT: Deputy CEO: Research (DCEO:R)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 1457

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Abstract

This chapter reports on the survey results of various questions dealing with crime that were put to respondents of the November 1999 national survey. The questions revolved around general perceptions of the crime situation and their experience with crime during the preceding 12 months. The results are analysed in terms of various variables, notably province, population group, income, gender and age. It is important to note that the responses will be analysed in the order they were asked in the questionnaire. The core questions have remained the same over various HSRC surveys, allowing a measure of longitudinal analysis of national opinion on these issues. The November 1999 results will however be mostly compared with those from December 1998.