Whites ex­pe­ri­ence the least crime – Idasa

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS - ANDISIWE MAKINANA

DE­SPITE white South African Bran­don Hunt­ley feel­ing so per­se­cuted by black crim­i­nals that he had to seek refuge in Canada last year, white peo­ple ex­pe­ri­enced the least crime, com­pared to other race groups in the coun­try.

This is ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey by democ­racy in­sti­tute Idasa’s Afro­barom­e­ter, which found that the ex­pe­ri­ence and fear of crime was “ac­tu­ally low­est among whites”.

Whites were sub­jected to less crime than other pop­u­la­tion groups and fear of crime had de­clined among whites, while it had in­creased for other race groups. Idasa’s sur­vey of 2 400 peo­ple in 2008 found sig­nif­i­cantly fewer whites (21 per­cent) than black poe­ple (35 per­cent) expressed fear­ing crime al­ways, many or sev­eral times in the past year.

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