The dramatic political and social changes in South Africa since the 1990s created fear,
stress, insecurity and feelings of ineptitude and helplessness in communities that were
characterised by high levels of criminal and political violence and a perception that the
criminal justice system is inadequate. These responses are associated with … as specific
factors that contributed to crime in South Africa.
vigilantism, revenge and self-defence
youth marginalisation issues
crime and economic development