30 most dangerous areas to live in South Africa, according to stats

30 most dangerous areas to live in South Africa, according to stats

- According to the statistics released by The South African police, Cape Town is the city with the highest number of reported crimes

- While there is a drop in crimes, the current numbers are still shocking and disturbing

- Most cities showed a drop in reported crimes but places like Delft saw a spike in their numbers

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The South African police has released the latest crime statistics and also revealed the areas with the most recorded crime.

According to the statistics, crime have gone down with 4.4% but about 1.6 million serious crimes were still reported.

The statistics showed which police stations recorded the most crime - showing which areas suffer the most.

Briefly.co.za gathered the information and made a list of the 30 most dangerous places to live in South Africa.

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Next to each name is the number of crimes reported for the area, followed by the percentage with which crime has dropped or risen:

  1. Cape Town Central - 15 422 | -3.3%
  2. Johannesburg Central - 12 221 | -6.3%
  3. Mitchells Plain - 11 382 | -11.7%
  4. Honeydew - 10 506 | -4.2%
  5. Durban Central - 10 146 | -7.3%
  6. Park Road - 9 611 | -2.6%
  7. Witbank - 9 034 | -3.3%
  8. Pretoria Central - 8 796 | -3.4%
  9. Hillbrow - 8 663 | -9.0%
  10. Rustenburg - 8 332 | -5.0%
  11. Stellenbosch - 8 119 | -12.7%
  12. Nyanga - 7 943 | -4.0%
  13. Kraaifontein - 7 745 | -2.5%
  14. Sandton - 7 616 | -9.0%
  15. Sunnyside - 7 477 | -2.4%
  16. Pinetown - 7 473 | -11.6%
  17. Midrand - 7 418 | -8.4%
  18. Kagiso - 7 242 | -0.2%
  19. Worcester - 7 144 | -11.8%
  20. Brooklyn - 6 833 | -7.8%
  21. Kempton Park - 6 818 | -2.8%
  22. Belville - 6 768 | -5.4%
  23. Randfontein - 6 744 | -1.1%
  24. Dobsonville - 6 709 | -2.4%
  25. Milnerton - 6 641 | -2.0%
  26. Phoenix - 6 622 | -6.8%
  27. Plessislaer - 6 503 | +7.5%
  28. Roodepoort - 6 427 | -7.2%
  29. Delft - 6 380 | +19.0%
  30. Kimberly - 6 378 | -9.2%

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The police have released a number of different kinds of statistics about the current crime situation in South Africa:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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