South Africans live in fear

2013-09-22 12:32

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Johannesburg - A survey commissioned by a local pharmaceutical company has found that South Africans live in perpetual fear of falling victim to crime.

According to the Sunday Independent, Pharma Dynamics - which specialises in treating depression - found that 94% of people who took part in the survey were "extremely afraid" and that perceptions of insecurity were really high.

Pharma Dynamics spokesperson Mariska Fouche said the survey was indicative of how much crime, especially violent crime, can contribute to a mass fear of insecurity.

According to Fouche, the survey was conducted on Wednesday last week and 1 000 adults were interviewed from around the country.

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