oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Attacks on members of the South African Police Service in the PWV during 1993

Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



It is no secret that attacks on the police have been one of the most shattering crime experiences during the last two years in the Republic of South Africa. Woodgate (1994:3) noted that there were 4 165 incidents of unrest-related violence against the 90 000-strong police force of 1992; 35 per cent of these occurred in the Witwatersrand area.

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