Recent reports from one of the world’s largest databases of user-contributed data focusing on cities and countries; corruption and bribery are South Africa’s two major crime problems.

 

The index puts us way up there on the list, behind Venezuela and South Sudan – governed by none other than Zuma’s bestie, Omar al-Bashir  and ranks Pietermaritzburg as the second most dangerous city in the world behind Pedro Sula in Honduras.

Now, it’s important to note that the Numbeo index relies on user-contributions, so there are are areas – like most of Africa – where there is no ranking due to a lack of contributors.

Those who took part of the survey were asked to score the level of crime in their country and city from bad (-2) to good (+2). It looked at people’s levels of fear about violent crime‚ theft‚ hate crimes based on ethnicity or religion‚ and corruption and bribery.

According to the index, corruption and bribery clocked in as the largest crime group in SA, with assault and robbery, and theft following. Racism is ranked as the ‘least worrying’ group.

Of the 10 most dangerous cities, Jozi comes in fourth, Tshwane fifth and Durban sixth with Cape Town – which is ranked as the ninth most violent city in the world – coming in at number 20 on the Numbeo scorecard.

Numbeo’s indices rely on user inputs as well as data manually collected information from a number of authoritative sources‚ with algorithms in place to discard statistically inaccurate data. They claim to have millions of ‘datapoints’ globally and media groups like Forbes, Business Insider, Time, The Economist and the New York Times often use them as a comparative data source. ')}

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Recent reports from one of the world’s largest databases of user-contributed data focusing on cities and countries; corruption and bribery are South Africa’s two major crime problems.   The index puts us way up there on the list, behind Venezuela and South Sudan – governed by none other than Zuma’s bestie, Omar al-Bashir  and...