South Africa Has Shockingly Low Murder Conviction Rates, New Stats Reveal

Written by Ann Brown

From News 24

With the release of crime stats in South Africa, let’s estimate how many murderers are walking among us in society.

According to the stats there are 47 people murdered each day in this country, which adds up to 17,155 per year. This is a staggering amount of murders. I can not fathom why this is not priority number one for government, anyway let us continue.

It was estimated that the conviction rate in South Africa is 10 percent for murder ( This is an appallingly low rate, 90 percent of people that murdered someone, taking their life in a violent, animalistic way, are still walking around. Are we just accepting this?..Sorry it is difficult to stay objective with something so horrific, yet accepted relatively quietly by the public.


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About Ann Brown
Ann Brown has been a freelance writer for more than two decades. Her work has appeared in CocoaFab, Black Enterprise, Essence,, New York Trend, Upscale, Moguldom, AFKInsider, The Network Journal, Playboy, Africa Strictly Business, For Harriet, Pathfinders, Black Meetings & Tourism, Frequent Flier, Girl, Honey, Source Sports, The Source, Black Radio Exclusive, and Launch. She studied journalism at New York University and has her B.A. Born in New York, Ann lived in Praia, Cabo Verde, for nearly a decade. She created β€œAn American In Cabo Verde,” a Facebook community.