Streaming issues? Report here
CapeTalk logo 2017 1500 x 1500 CapeTalk logo 2017 1500 x 1500
Best of Talk
00:00 - 03:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Weekend Early
See full line-up
Best of Talk
00:00 - 03:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local

Cape Town has the highest murder rate in the country - report

23 August 2017 8:23 AM
Tags:
Crime statistics
Guy Lamb
University of Cape Town UCT

A report released by UCT's centre of criminology shows that Cape Town has the highest murder rate amongst SA's top nine cities.

The Institute of Safety Governance and Criminology at UCT has released The State of Urban Safety Report in collaboration with South African Cities Network (SACN).

The report looks into crime hotspots and the causes behind this in South Africa's top nine cities.

Co-director of UCT's Institute of Safety Governance and Criminology, Guy Lamb, says the available data tends to focus on crime at the national or provincial level, while this report focuses mainly on cities to help mayors deal with these crimes.

The idea was to do something that provides city level data and analysis that is helpful.

Guy Lamb, Co-director of UCT's Institute of Safety Governance and Criminology

According to Lamb, the research made use of data that Saps makes available annually to look at trends in certain areas.

It looked at trends over the past 10 years.

Of the nine cities they looked at, Cape Town has the highest murder rate, says Lamb.

Lamb says the research has shown that the high murder rate is attributed to gang violence and the availability of fire arms to these gangs. There are about ten places in the Cape where these murders are taking place, mostly on the Cape Flats.

To hear more of this interview, listen below:


23 August 2017 8:23 AM
Tags:
Crime statistics
Guy Lamb
University of Cape Town UCT

Recommended

More from Local

pakalolo-seal-restaurantpng

[WATCH] Rescue centre treating injured seal that visited Table View beach bar

4 July 2020 2:41 PM

The disorientated seal that banged on the door of Pakalolo in Table View this week is being rehabilitated at the Hout Bay Seal Rescue Centre.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

gillian-malouw-youtube-screengrabpng

Meet Gillian Malouw, the first woman in Africa to navigate a submarine

4 July 2020 12:48 PM

Lieutenant Gillian Malouw is the first woman submarine officer in Africa. She opens up about her life in the navy.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

qaurantine-vlogs-carl-weberpng

CT comedian who lost his parents-in-law to Covid posts daily vlogs in isolation

4 July 2020 10:21 AM

Cape Town-based comedian Carl Weber lost his in-laws to Covid-19 last month, just five days apart. His wife also tested positive for the virus.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

shack-reerected-in-emplwenipng

Bulelani Qholani may approach Equality Court over shack eviction

4 July 2020 9:21 AM

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says Bulelani Qholani could take the City of Cape Town to the Equality Court over his violent eviction.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

bulelanijpg

It's a lie that he undressed when he saw law enforcement - community leader

3 July 2020 6:59 PM

The man who was forcibly removed from his shack while naked has denied allegations that he deliberately undressed himself to block being evicted.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

school-hallway-pexels-photojpeg

WC Education MEC: Schools allowed to bring more grades back if they apply to HOD

3 July 2020 5:41 PM

Grades R, 6, and 11 must return to school on Monday, while schools with enough capacity may apply to bring other grades back too.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

capetalk-micjpg

CapeTalk shakes up its daytime, weekend and early morning line-up

3 July 2020 4:56 PM

You heard it here first: CapeTalk will introduce a new daytime, weekday line-up starting from Monday, 6 July 2020.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

ecd-1png

No political will to reopen ECD sector, says prof

3 July 2020 4:13 PM

South Africa's young children remain at risk as there is still no indication of when early childhood development (ECD) centres will reopen.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

cape-town-stadium-green-point-123rf

Anchor tenant deal between CT Stadium and WP Rugby enters 'advanced' stage

3 July 2020 1:08 PM

Cape Town Stadium chief executive Lesley de Reuck says officials are finalising the first draft of the anchor tenant agreement.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

cleaner-domestic-worker-house-keeper-yellow-glovesjpg

'Domestic workers struggling to access government's special Covid-19 relief'

3 July 2020 12:11 PM

Sadsawu's Myrtle Witbooi explains many domestic workers aren't UIF registered and the direct contact number is hard to access.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward