oa South African Journal of Child Health - Children, violence and the media : opinion

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1994-3032
  • E-ISSN: 1999-7671



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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