Crime statistics – How safe are SA women?

2012-09-22 15:59

Violent crime against adult women dropped significantly across South Africa over the past year.

But that news, revealed during the release of crime statistics this week, would have been cold comfort for the family of 38-year-old Mieta Louw.

Last year, Arrie Oerson was released on parole after serving six years for culpable homicide after murdering his wife with a hammer in 2005.

This week, Oerson was back behind bars because he allegedly murdered Louw, his girlfriend, with a pick handle in front of her kids.

There is a page in the police’s report on the April 2011 to March 2012 crime statistics titled “Female adult victims: selected reported contact crime figures”.

It reveals that 2 286 women aged 18 or older were murdered during the period under review. That’s an 11.9% drop from the previous review period.

Overall, the country’s adult women made up 14.6% of the country’s 15 609 murders between April 2011 and March 2012.


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