BP96: Is crime dividing the Rainbow Nation? Fear of crime in South Africa


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Briefing papers
Ismail, Zenobia

Do minority ethnic groups feel more victimized than the majority?  Is psychological fear of crime influenced by race, gender, social class, prior victimisation or some other factors?  Finally, what role, if any, does media exposure play in fear of crime?  Finally, does fear of crime affect confidence in the government or the future of South Africa?  An Afrobarometer public opinion survey conducted in late 2008 can provide answers to some of these questions.  The data also permits comparisons of public opinion on crime across a number of countries in Africa.