Eish: 5 SA cities ranked amongst top 10 most dangerous worldwide

Eish: 5 SA cities ranked amongst top 10 most dangerous worldwide

- Six South Africans cities have made the world's most dangerous list, five of which are in the top 10

- Pretoria came in second on the list, trailing behind Caracas in Venezuela

- Numbeo’s latest figures have caused political concern in Gauteng

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Numbeo, a crowd-sourced global database, announced latest figures on crime this month and it is not good news for South Africa.

As a country, we ranked third on the Crime Index list. However, six SA cities have made the top 20 'world's most dangerous' list.

Five of the six SA cities secured spots in the top ten with only Cape Town coming in later at number 19.

Pretoria came in second, second behind Caracas in Venezuela. In third place is Pietermaritzburg followed by Durban (fifth) and Johannesburg (sixth).

Another SA city making the top 10 list is Port Elizabeth, Briefly.co.za gathered.

Take a look at the list below:

Eish: 5 SA cities ranked amongst top 10 dangerous in the world
Photo credit: Numbeo.com
Source: UGC

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The news sparked political concern in Gauteng - the SA province that has two cities in the top 10.

In a statement on the DA's website, the shadow MEC for safety in Gauteng, John Moodey, has blamed a lack of adequate policing for Pretoria and Joburg's problems.

He said:

"These rankings are worrying and clearly indicate that our cities lack adequate policing and that our people’s lives and safety is under serious threat. South Africans do not feel safe in their homes and communities as crime continues to rise while the SAPS is riddling with corruption and unable to fight crime.”

Moodey added:

"For the longest time the DA has been calling for the professionalisation of SAPS so as to make the police force honest, professional and one that serves and protects all South Africans."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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