One way to leave South Africa
Last month, a white South African man was given asylum in Canada after saying he had been attacked on seven different occasions.
His lawyer argued that the government was unable to protect its citizens.
The ruling ANC condemned the ruling as "racist" and pressed the Canadian government to challenge it.
The legacy of apartheid, social deprivation and corruption within the police force are among the reasons often cited for high levels of crime. . . .
No mention that the crime rate has gotten worse since apartheid ended. No mention that the people can't protect themselves as well as they used to because of the extremely strict gun regulations.
47 million people live in South Africa
Rate: 38.3 per 100,000 people/ The US murder rate is about 5.5 per 100,000
South Africa's murder rate is 7 times greater than the US'
Street robbery: 72,194
Rate: 153.6 per 100,000 people
Sexual offences: 71,500
Rate: 152.1 per 100,000 people
Business robberies: 13,900 (41%)