In part 2 of my daily S.A.S debunking .....they posted up a few stats.
South African murders claim the lives of nine male victims to every female victim (National Injury Mortality Surveillance System, 2005 data);
Now if true , does this not validate the fact that violent crime in South Africa is chiefly to do with drunken infighting etc, rather than the cold blooded planned stuff? Consider this...
That means that in South Africa the murder rate for women is 4.2 out of 100 000. This is lower than the United states and most of Europe. If living here did expose individuals to random daily threats of violence irrespectible of who you are, then how can you explain this figure ?
Clearly a great majority of the violence going on is between young men in the townships. Anyone who is in touch with normal South Africans can easily tell you this. If you avoid certain places, people and behaviours you can greatly diminish your chance of anything happening to you. If you are not a member of the exremely poor, young black male class who hang out and socialise at rough township areas then it's perectly honest of me to say "You are safer in South Africa than the united States of America."
Think about this. Only 4.2 out of 100 000 women ??? Seriously , even I'm shocked by how low that is for an African country supposively known for its violence against women. It really does validate my view of what's really going on and should bring great comfort to any of you who don't "hang" in the wrong places and circles. The low number of tourist deaths also validates this. The fact of the matter is that while violence exists in South Africa, it exists in pockets and is it easy to avoid the great brunt of it. Those not exposed to brunt are no more at risk, if even less so that the rest of the world.