Five South African cities have been ranked amongst world’s 20 worst crime hotspots in the latest Crime Index by Numbeo.
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SA CITIES AMONGST WORST CRIME HOTSPOTS
In this Crime Index, residents from over 400 cities worldwide were asked to rank the volume of crime in their cities. It is no secret that crime is rife in South Africa as statistics by the South African Police Service (SAPS) show an increase in the various types of crime especially murder, rape, hijacking and kidnapping.
In the top ten Caracas in Venezuela leads followed by South Africa’s capital city Pretoria. Durban and Johannesburg also feature in the top ten. Brazil also has three cities ranked in the top ten. If we branch out a little further, Port Elizabeth ranks 11th and Cape Town ranks in 20th place on the worldwide table
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|Rank||City||Crime Index||Safety Index|
|2||Pretoria, South Africa||81.93||18.07|
|3||Durban, South Africa||81.15||18.85|
|4||Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea||80.75||19.25|
|5||Johannesburg, South Africa||80.67||19.33|
|6||San Pedro Sula, Honduras||80.47||19.53|
|8||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||77.58||22.42|
|11||Port Elizabeth, South Africa||76.54||23.46|
|13||Port of Spain, Trinidad And Tobago||76.21||23.79|
|14||Alice Springs, Australia||76.08||23.92|
|15||Baltimore, MD, United States||76.01||23.99|
|18||Memphis, TN, United States||75.00||25.00|
|19||Detroit, MI, United States||74.93||25.07|
|20||Cape Town, South Africa|
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