Administration of Justice

South Africa National Victims of Crime Survey, 2003
       www.iss.co.za/pubs/Monographs/No101/Contents.html

The Institute for Security Studies undertook the second national victims of crime survey in South Africa.  The survey was designed to ensure comparability with the 1998 national Victims of Crime survey conducted by Statistics South Africa for the Department of Safety and Security and the United Nations International Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI).  It was conducted between September and October 2003.  Information on public perceptions about crime and safety; crime levels in South Africa; and overview of selected crime types available.

South African Crime Statistics
       www.iss.org.za/CJM/statgraphs/index.htm


Presents graphs of all national and provincial crime trends from 1994 to 2004.

South African Police Services: Crime Statistics

This presents crime statistics by category or geographical location.

World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems, South Africa
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Provides a narrative description of the criminal justice system of South Africa. Forty-two other country descriptions are written with a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.


Corruption & Fraud

Small Bribes, Big Challenge: Extent and Nature of Petty Corruption in South Africa
      www.iss.org.za/pubs/CrimeQ/No.9/VanVuuren.htm

This report discusses the extent and nature of petty corruption in South Africa based on the ISS 2003 National Victims of Crime Survey.www.communitylawcentre.org.za/children/publications/ChildJusticeStatistics.doc

The primary objectives of the research on which this report was based were to (1) collate useful statistical information on children in conflict with the law in South Africa, (2) to categorize these statistics according to the stages if the criminal justice process, and (3) to interpret the trends identified in the statistical data collected and categorized.


Human Rights

Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - South Africa
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. (website).

Annual Reports to Congress on International Religious Freedom - South Africa

These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in South Africa, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.


Juvenile Justice

Capacity building in the area of Child Justice (The Child Justice Project) South Africa, 2003
       www.unodc.org/pdf/criminal_justice/Capacity_building_SAF.pdf


The project’s overall objective was to assist the Government of South Africa in implementing a new system of Child Justice, in line with its Constitution, UN conventions and other international standards. This report presents the key findings and offers recommendations for the future.

Children in Conflict with the Law: A Compendium of Child Justice Statistics: 1995-2001
       www.communitylawcentre.org.za/clc-projects/childrens-rights/regional-juvenile-justice-network/legal-resources/links/law-reform-relating-to-children/...


GIS maps can be used to chronicle crime trends and patterns. The use of maps here are from the selected regions of Pretoria, Johannesburg and South Africa. The crime categories include: murder, non-violent crime, violent crime, residential burglary, and house burglary.


Research & Statistics

Institute for Security Studies - Interactive Geographic Information System (GIS) Maps
       www.issafrica.org/crimehub/pgcontent.php?UID=1000205


GIS maps can be used to chronicle crime trends and patterns. The use of maps here are from the selected regions of Pretoria, Johannesburg and South Africa. The crime categories include: murder, non-violent crime, violent crime, residential burglary, and house burglary.

Research on Police Accountability and Oversight Mechanisms in South Africa: 1998-2003 Annotated Bibliography
       www.policeaccountability.co.za/File_Uploads/docs/File_Download.asp?ThisFile=PoliceAccountabilitybibliography.pdf


GIS maps can be used to chronicle crime trends and patterns. The use of maps here are from the selected regions of Pretoria, Johannesburg and South Africa. The crime categories include: murder, non-violent crime, violent crime, residential burglary, and house burglary.

South African Statistics - Yearly Report
These reports, produced by Statistics South Africa, provide extensive statistical information on South Africa.

The World Factbook (CIA)
www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sf.html

Provides a description of the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues of South Africa. Other country descriptions are written to a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.


Sex Crime

Quantitative Research Findings on Rape in South Africa (2000)
       www.statssa.gov.za/publications/Rape/Rape.pdf


This study provides an overview of available literature on the prevalence and incidence of rape in South Africa, the response of the criminal justice system to such crimes and the characteristics of those who commit rape.

Victims of Crime

The Dynamics of Crime, Comparing the Results from the 1998, 2003, and 2007 National Crime and Victimisation Surveys
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This study is part of the Institute for Security Studies' Paper series. The paper presents the key findings for the six most common crimes identified in the National Crime and Victimisation survey: housebreaking, theft of personal property, theft out of vehicles, robbery, assault and corruption. Wherever possible, it compares the 2007 findings to those of the 1998 and 2003 surveys.

National Victims of Crime Survey: Overview of Key Findings
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"In October and November 2007, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) conducted a national crime and victimisation survey (NCVS) to gather information on South Africans’ perceptions and experiences of crime and the criminal justice system." This report examines those results.

South Africans' Perceptions of the Police and the Courts Results of the 2007 National Victims of Crime Survey
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"With every National Victimisation Survey (NVS) the gap between public perceptions of crime levels and official statistics becomes increasingly apparent. While the South African Police Service's (SAPS) statistics have shown a consistent decline in crime levels since 2001, victimisation surveys have, with similar consistently, shown the popular perception that crime levels are increasing." This report examines those results.

Victims of Crime Surveys

The victims of crime survey is the first national survey of its kind in South Africa. A countrywide, household-based survey, it examines crime from the point of view of the victim. While surveys of crime victims cannot replace police statistics, they can provide a rich source of information which will assist in the planning of crime prevention.