n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Attitudes towards rape among police officers at a South African police station

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



A National Demographic and Health Survey in South Africa (Department of Health 1999) found that four percent of all women reported having been raped at some time or other. Jewkes, Penn-Kekana, Levin, Ratsaka and Schrieber (2001) found in a prevalence study on the emotional, physical and sexual abuse of women in three South African Provinces that 4.5 to 7.2 percent had been raped at some or other stage of their lives.

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