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Common Law Offences
Common law offences still applicable within the South African legal system

Eye Witness News
Steeped in a rich history of credible, up to the minute news, Eyewitness News is Primedia Broadcasting's premium news brand. With over 3 million consumers nationwide, Eyewitness News is focused on keeping South Africa informed with accurate news, sport, traffic and business reports - as it happens, when it happens.

Missing Children South Africa
Missing Children SA assists the South African Police Service in finding people and creating national awareness.The first 24 hours after a person goes missing, is the most crucial. Our organisation exists to be reactive and to create awareness when a case is reported. Approximately one thousand four hundred and sixty (1460) children go missing each year it is a real and present danger and as an organisation we feel it is necessary to ensure that the citizens of South Africa are aware of this threat to the safety of our children.

Crime Line
Crime is a problem - but you can help solve it.

There is no doubt crime is affecting all of us. It's easy to feel helpless, thinking there's nothing you can do to stop it. But, you can! Crime Line will help make our country safer.
This is a Primedia (Pty) Ltd group initiative. It is independent and anonymous and aimed at getting criminals off the streets.

We want you to blow the whistle on crime. We will pass on the information to the authorities who have undertaken to act. All we want you to do is to pass on information of any criminal activity you know of.

Happy Planet Index
The new HPI results show the extent to which 151 countries across the globe produce long, happy and sustainable lives for the people that live in them. The overall index scores rank countries based on their efficiency, how many long and happy lives each produces per unit of environmental output.

Missing Children Statistics 2011/2012
Based on cases reported to Missing Children SA

World Wide Drugs and Crime Charts
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International Statistics on Crime and Justice, as compiled by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
The backbone of the 2011 Global Study on Homicide, UNODC Homicide Statistics is a collection of statistical data on intentional homicide (unlawful death purposefully inflicted on a person by another person). The dataset covers 207 countries and territories and provides data on homicide levels, trends and contextual characteristics drawn from a variety of national and international sources relating to homicide.

Statistics South Africa Victims of Crime Survey
The victims of crime survey is the first national survey of its kind in South Africa. A countrywide,
household-based survey, it examines crime from the point of view of the victim. While surveys of
crime victims cannot replace police statistics, they can provide a rich source of information which
will assist in the planning of crime prevention.

South Africa 2012 OSAC Crime and Safety Report
On a rating scale of low, medium, high, and critical, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town are rated "critical" for crime.

Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is the acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them.

The present report deals with the reported national serious crime figures and ratios for the 2011/2012 year
financial year (that is the period 1 April 2010 - 31 March 2011). These are compared to the figures
recorded during the preceding financial years since 2003/2004. The provincial crime figures are also
analysed in more detail and some comments made on aspects influencing the crime situation. More
detailed crime figures and maps are provided on the SAPS website at www.saps.gov.za.

 ENOUGH! is a movement for the people of South Africa, who have had enough of police corruption, police harassment and police abuse.