The Canadian Immigration & Refugee Board, ruled that:
 The evidence of the claimant and the witness and the documentary evidence which I accept as credible shows a picture of indifference and inability or unwillingness of the government and the security forces to protect White South Africans from persecution by African South Africans.
 I find that the claimant has presented “clear and convincing” proof of the states inability or unwillingness to protect him.
 I find that the claimant was a victim because of his race (white South African) rather than a victim of criminality and that he has established a link between his fear of persecution and one of the five grounds in the Convention definition.
Getting Away with Murder
Peter Hammond | Christian Action: Victims Against Crime: Firearm News
For every 1 000 crimes reported in South Africa, only 430 criminals are arrested. Of these, only 77 are convicted and barely 8 of these are sentenced to two or more years of imprisonment. It is also calculated that South African convicts have a 94% recidivism rate (that is, 94% of all persons released after serving a sentence immediately become involved in crime again).
A 22-page United Christian Action draft report, Murder in South Africa, by Robert McCafferty, based on original source documents, government archives, the Central Statistics Service, Interpol, the South African Medical Research Council statistics, and many other sources reveals confusion amongst the crime data quoted by the various government departments.
Victims' surveys have consistently uncovered between 60% and 70% more crime than reported by official sources. Upwards of 50% of crime in many serious categories goes unreported.
While police crime statistics show that there were 21 683 murders in the year 2000, the Medical Research Council puts the figure at 32 482. The Department of Home Affairs quotes 30 068. This is a third more murders than reported by the SAPS, a discrepancy of more than 10 000 murders. How can various departments of the same government fail to agree on how many people were murdered in South Africa?
So, while the Democratic Alliance leaflet "Fight Crime" puts the average daily murder rate in South Africa at 55, the Medical Research Council's statistics claim that 89 murders are committed, on average, every day in South Africa.
Interpol claims even higher numbers of murders in South Africa. While the SAPS claims that there were 26 883 murders in 1995, Interpol claims that there were 54 298 "murders known to the police" in 1995/96.
Interpol's figures are approximately double the numbers of "recorded murders" in South Africa.
According to Interpol, South Africa has the highest recorded per capita murder rate of the countries covered in their report for 1998, with Columbia second. In that year, Interpol recorded the per capita murder rate in the USA as 6 per 100 000, while in South Africa it was 59 per 100 000.
Criminologist and author, Dr Richard Wesson, says that while police murder rates are not exact, they are still the best we've got. All other rates are based on representative samples.
A report from the World Economic Forum claimed that South Africa's organised crime was second only to Columbia's, with its frightening drug cartels and Russia, with its omnipresent mafia. Their report claimed widespread corruption in the South African Police Service, where one in four police officers in the greater Johannesburg were under criminal investigation at the time of the report.
The report states that it is time for the ANC to face up to the fact that most of them are racist and marginalized non-supporters and that it is the policy of the ANC and it endemic corruption that has brought South Africa to the brink of civil war. Transcript of IRB Ruling: Brandon Huntley
Police estimate that there are currently "about 700 extremely well financed and superbly armed crime syndicates operating in and from South Africa." However, it was also reported that "not a single ring leader of any of the 700 crime syndicates operating in South Africa has been arrested."
The Failure of Justice
In 2000, only half of all murder cases were sent to court, and only 4007 of the 'official murders' resulted in a guilty verdict.
One report is quoted claiming: "Despite the President's boast that South African crime statistics are improving with reductions in incidents of some serious categories of offences, other figures showing the decline of convictions suggest that the forces of law and order are alarmingly on the retreat. Convictions for using and dealing with drugs, for example, collapsed "
Alcohol abuse is also shown to go hand in hand with South Africa's culture of violence. According to the National Injury Mortality Surveillance System, 56% of homicide victims sampled for blood alcohol levels tested positive.
The Most Murderous Societies On Earth
The Nedcore Project has concluded that: "South Africa and Southern Africa are probably the most murderous societies on earth, even with the probable under reporting." The Nedcore Project claims the results of their surveys "underscore the fact that crime has become South Africa's pre-eminent sociological problem. It now eclipses even unemployment in concerns of all South Africans."
The bizarre behaviour of the ANC government in, at one stage, imposing a moratorium on crime statistics is also questioned. The report shows that in the first seven years of ANC rule, violence and crime in South Africa increased by 33%, officially.
Worse Than War
The UCA Report on Murder in South Africa reveals that according to the official statistics, in the 44 years from 1950 to 1993, there was an average of 7036 murders per year. This covered the turbulent strife of the apartheid years of warfare, conflict, terrorism, riots and repression.
By way of comparison, in the first eight years (of peace) of the new democratic dispensation, under the ANC, an average of 24 206 murders were committed each year.
When The Death Penalty Deterrent Is Removed
The report notes that the sharp exponential increase of violent crime, particularly murder, in South Africa, also coincides with the suspension of the death penalty in 1989 and its abolition in 1996.
Official Cover Up
Sharp discrepancies between official statistics and those of Interpol and the Medical Research Council are considered. One observer is quoted as saying that the "easiest way for the police to reduce the crime rate is simply to do nothing but record only those crimes where a case number is absolutely mandatory " Numerous experts are quoted as suspecting "serious under reporting"; "perhaps these figures are concealed for political reasons"; "the reason for this under reporting could be the desire to change the ongoing reputation of South Africa as the crime capital of the world."
Living Behind Bars and Locks
Of course, few South Africans would need the impeccable research documented in this report to convince them that security has deteriorated and crime has escalated during the last ten years.
No matter what any official statistics may claim, many South Africans remember a time when most children walked or cycled to school on their own, when most homes were not surrounded by high walls, razor wire and spikes. When homes did not need burglar bars and security gates, alarm systems and armed response companies and when many roads did not need security booms. When vehicles did not need gear locks, steering locks, alarm systems and satellite tracking devices. When we did not carry such huge bunches of keys.
The Releasing of Criminals
Not considered in this report is the impact of the early release of well over 100 000 criminals including murderers and rapists from South African prisons.
“For the World Cup, they give a visa to everybody” ... Magnet for Immigration: 3 - 6 million Illegal Immigrants in South Africa
Causes Of The Crime Wave
However, the Crime Information Analyst Centre (CIAC) of the South African Police Services is quoted as offering some socio-economic explanations for the horrific crime rate in South Africa: "Urbanisation of the youth extremely conducive to crime the role of rapid, abnormally high rates of urbanisation (and urban unemployment) when influx control was removed in 1986, it released a massive urbanisation process a massive influx of especially young work seekers (economic refugees) to our cities from especially neighbouring countries, but also from as far afield as Nigeria, Morocco, Europe and China at least 6 million undocumented immigrants live in especially our cities massive unemployment, with no extended family (social support network) and subsistence economy to support their basic needs. In the cities, the only support they may find is within their peer group. A very strong sense of relative deprivation and resultant rising expectations may also develop. The difference between rich and poor in the city is very obvious and stark. During the years of political struggle many members of the former security forces and liberation armies were trained in guerrilla warfare skills, like intelligence gathering, ambush techniques, the handling of firearms and explosives, etc. Many of these combatants are now out of work and many of these skills can be used to commit hijackings, house and business robberies, bank robberies and robberies of cash in transit."[*]
Disarming The Victims
For violence cannot be turned off ‘like a tap’, as the ANC suggested, and neither can anarchy easily be converted into order.. The ANC's 'People's War' struggle for Power & Hegemony, at any price...
With the massive increase in organised crime, and violent crime in South Africa, it is all the more incomprehensible that the government should be removing security barriers from crime afflicted areas and turning their attention towards disarming the potential victims through more rigid firearms control laws, rather than re-instating the death penalty as a deterrent for violent crime.
It is also an undeniable fact that criminals prefer unarmed victims.
"When the sentence for a crime is not quickly carried out, the hearts of the people are filled with schemes to do wrong." Ecclesiastes 8:11
Source: Christian Action: Victims Against Crime: Firearm News
[*] In South Africa's Brave New World: The Beloved Country Since The End Of Apartheid, Robert Johnson reveals that in October 1999, Sifiso Nkabinde, former ANC boss of the Kwazulu Natal Midlands, began to provide information to the press how he and his associate Bruce Mhlongo, in company with various ANC leaders, had carried out a number of major bank robberies and cash-in-transit heists. He was unafraid of going to jail, for he would be murdered shortly in January 1999.
(C. Goodenough, Mystery that Surrounds the Armed Robberies, KwaZulu Natal Briefing; Helen Suzman Foundation, 10 Feb 1998; Who Killed Sifiso Nkabinde, KwaZulu Briefing, 14 March 1999)
Crime Statistics > Murders (per capita) (most recent) by country
Showing latest available data.
Rank Countries Amount
- Colombia: 0.617847 per 1,000 people
- South Africa: 0.496008 per 1,000 people
- Jamaica: 0.324196 per 1,000 people
- Venezuela: 0.316138 per 1,000 people
- Russia: 0.201534 per 1,000 people
- Mexico: 0.130213 per 1,000 people
- Estonia: 0.107277 per 1,000 people
- Latvia: 0.10393 per 1,000 people
- Lithuania: 0.102863 per 1,000 people
- Belarus: 0.0983495 per 1,000 people
- Ukraine: 0.094006 per 1,000 people
- Papua New Guinea: 0.0838593 per 1,000 people
- Kyrgyzstan: 0.0802565 per 1,000 people
- Thailand: 0.0800798 per 1,000 people
- Moldova: 0.0781145 per 1,000 people
- Zimbabwe: 0.0749938 per 1,000 people
- Seychelles: 0.0739025 per 1,000 people
- Zambia: 0.070769 per 1,000 people
- Costa Rica: 0.061006 per 1,000 people
- Poland: 0.0562789 per 1,000 people
- Georgia: 0.0511011 per 1,000 people
- Uruguay: 0.045082 per 1,000 people
- Bulgaria: 0.0445638 per 1,000 people
- United States: 0.042802 per 1,000 people
- Armenia: 0.0425746 per 1,000 people
- India: 0.0344083 per 1,000 people
- Yemen: 0.0336276 per 1,000 people
- Dominica: 0.0289733 per 1,000 people
- Azerbaijan: 0.0285642 per 1,000 people
- Finland: 0.0283362 per 1,000 people
- Slovakia: 0.0263303 per 1,000 people
- Romania: 0.0250784 per 1,000 people
- Portugal: 0.0233769 per 1,000 people
- Malaysia: 0.0230034 per 1,000 people
- Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of: 0.0229829 per 1,000 people
- Mauritius: 0.021121 per 1,000 people
- Hungary: 0.0204857 per 1,000 people
- Korea, South: 0.0196336 per 1,000 people
- Slovenia: 0.0179015 per 1,000 people
- France: 0.0173272 per 1,000 people
- Czech Republic: 0.0169905 per 1,000 people
- Iceland: 0.0168499 per 1,000 people
- Australia: 0.0150324 per 1,000 people
- Canada: 0.0149063 per 1,000 people
- Chile: 0.014705 per 1,000 people
- United Kingdom: 0.0140633 per 1,000 people
- Italy: 0.0128393 per 1,000 people
- Spain: 0.0122456 per 1,000 people
- Germany: 0.0116461 per 1,000 people
- Tunisia: 0.0112159 per 1,000 people
- Netherlands: 0.0111538 per 1,000 people
- New Zealand: 0.0111524 per 1,000 people
- Denmark: 0.0106775 per 1,000 people
- Norway: 0.0106684 per 1,000 people
- Ireland: 0.00946215 per 1,000 people
- Switzerland: 0.00921351 per 1,000 people
- Indonesia: 0.00910842 per 1,000 people
- Greece: 0.0075928 per 1,000 people
- Hong Kong: 0.00550804 per 1,000 people
- Japan: 0.00499933 per 1,000 people
- Saudi Arabia: 0.00397456 per 1,000 people
- Qatar: 0.00115868 per 1,000 people
Source: Nation Master Statistics
Crime Statistics > Rapes (per capita) (most recent) by country
Showing latest available data.
Rank Countries Amount
- South Africa: 1.19538 per 1,000 people
- Seychelles: 0.788294 per 1,000 people
- Australia: 0.777999 per 1,000 people
- Montserrat: 0.749384 per 1,000 people
- Canada: 0.733089 per 1,000 people
- Jamaica: 0.476608 per 1,000 people
- Zimbabwe: 0.457775 per 1,000 people
- Dominica: 0.34768 per 1,000 people
- United States: 0.301318 per 1,000 people
- Iceland: 0.246009 per 1,000 people
- Papua New Guinea: 0.233544 per 1,000 people
- New Zealand: 0.213383 per 1,000 people
- United Kingdom: 0.142172 per 1,000 people
- Spain: 0.140403 per 1,000 people
- France: 0.139442 per 1,000 people
- Korea, South: 0.12621 per 1,000 people
- Mexico: 0.122981 per 1,000 people
- Norway: 0.120836 per 1,000 people
- Costa Rica: 0.118277 per 1,000 people
- Venezuela: 0.115507 per 1,000 people
- Finland: 0.110856 per 1,000 people
- Netherlands: 0.100445 per 1,000 people
- Denmark: 0.0914948 per 1,000 people
- Germany: 0.0909731 per 1,000 people
- Bulgaria: 0.0795973 per 1,000 people
- Chile: 0.0782179 per 1,000 people
- Thailand: 0.0626305 per 1,000 people
- Kyrgyzstan: 0.0623785 per 1,000 people
- Poland: 0.062218 per 1,000 people
- Sri Lanka: 0.0599053 per 1,000 people
- Hungary: 0.0588588 per 1,000 people
- Estonia: 0.0547637 per 1,000 people
- Ireland: 0.0542829 per 1,000 people
- Switzerland: 0.0539458 per 1,000 people
- Belarus: 0.0514563 per 1,000 people
- Uruguay: 0.0512295 per 1,000 people
- Lithuania: 0.0508757 per 1,000 people
- Malaysia: 0.0505156 per 1,000 people
- Romania: 0.0497089 per 1,000 people
- Czech Republic: 0.0488234 per 1,000 people
- Russia: 0.0486543 per 1,000 people
- Latvia: 0.0454148 per 1,000 people
- Moldova: 0.0448934 per 1,000 people
- Colombia: 0.0433254 per 1,000 people
- Slovenia: 0.0427648 per 1,000 people
- Italy: 0.0402045 per 1,000 people
- Portugal: 0.0364376 per 1,000 people
- Tunisia: 0.0331514 per 1,000 people
- Zambia: 0.0266383 per 1,000 people
- Ukraine: 0.0244909 per 1,000 people
- Slovakia: 0.0237525 per 1,000 people
- Mauritius: 0.0219334 per 1,000 people
- Turkey: 0.0180876 per 1,000 people
- Japan: 0.017737 per 1,000 people
- Hong Kong: 0.0150746 per 1,000 people
- India: 0.0143187 per 1,000 people
- Qatar: 0.0139042 per 1,000 people
- Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic: 0.0132029 per 1,000 people
- Greece: 0.0106862 per 1,000 people
- Georgia: 0.0100492 per 1,000 people
- Armenia: 0.00938652 per 1,000 people
- Indonesia: 0.00567003 per 1,000 people
- Yemen: 0.0038597 per 1,000 people
- Azerbaijan: 0.00379171 per 1,000 people
- Saudi Arabia: 0.00329321 per 1,000 people
Source: Nation Master Statistics