n South African Journal of Child Health - Children, violence and the media : opinion
|Article Title||Children, violence and the media : opinion|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Child Health|
|Author||Sebastian Van As and Veruschka Ramanjam|
|Publication Date||Mar 2008|
There can be no doubt that South Africa is a very violent society. The murder rate of approximately 67 per 100 000 is one of the highest in the world, more than 8 times the world's average. Discussions around the dinner table at home and at work often include the latest crime statistics. There are websites providing daily updates on crime in neighbourhoods.
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