n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The direct victim's experience of an in-transit robbery

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



The private security industry is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in South Africa. At the beginning of 1999 there were 350 000 registered private security guards of whom 147 000 were active in the industry and it is estimated that there are two security guards for every member of the South African Police Service (SAPS). The Council for Security Officials has identified 412 firms as cash-in-transit business undertakings which are involved with the transfer and protection of cash (Irish 1999:3).

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