n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - An analysis of robbery in Johannesburg, South Africa : results of the Fourth International Crime Victim Survey

Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



Awareness of the scope and dimensions of crime informs more effective responses to crime. In South Africa, crime rates generally started to decrease with the exception of the robbery rate. Despite certain limitations the international crime victim survey (ICVS) remains a credible source of more detailed information pertaining to conventional crime such as robbery. South Africa recently participated for the fourth time in the International Crime (Victim) Survey (ICVS) when the ICVS data collection and measuring questionnaire was successfully administered to 1 501 research subjects in Johannesburg, South Africa. Johannesburg is the biggest city in South Africa and a volatile crime area. Because robbery is prominent in the area, an analysis of the incidence and nature of robbery as measured by the ICVS was conducted.

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