n SA Crime Quarterly - Addressing violent crime in South Africa : prevention is better than cure

Volume 2002, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1991-3877



South Africa's high levels of violent crime have a significant effect on people's lives. A review of the trends and risk factors associated with violent crime begs the question about who should be leading the effort to prevent violence? The South African Police Service currently has this responsibility - but is this appropriate? And which other departments should be playing a greater role?

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