Originally Posted by Therooster
I know this is the place for cons, but those nation master stats are from 8 years ago. The murder rate for example is HALF what's stated on that nation master page. Don't misrepresent things with false stats please.
South Africa is no longer in the top 10 for murders out of countries that release accurate stats. And if Africa and the rest of the third world could report stats or accurate stats I bet we would not be in the top 100.
Furthermore very little of that crime affects people above the poverty line. If you're not young, poor and black you're probably 1% of those murders.
What a load of rubbish the rich people are often targets of crime (I know many wealthy people who were targets of hi-jackings and house robberies while at home with guns in Johannesburg). I worked for a small company of about 30 people and 90%(Including me who had an Ak47 pointed at me and my pregnant wife for our wallets & phones in an upmarket shopping mall) of us were affected by crime which involved the use of guns and some of their family members were killed and some were crippled for life. The poor people are affected by a larger proportion of the crime but the crime is everywhere in Johannesburg. I know of more people that have been affected by violent crime than I know who have died of aids.