Unequal Access to basic services is responsible for various criminal activities in South Africa . critically discuss the statement
South Africa has a notably high rate of murders, assaults, rapes and other violent crimes, compared to most countries. Crime researcher Eldred de Klerk concluded that poverty and poor service delivery directly impact crime levels, while disparities between rich and poor are also to blame. Statistics indicate that crime affects mainly poorer South Africans, but Chandre Gould of the Institute for Security Studies has highlighted factors beyond poverty and inequality, particularly stresses occurring since early childhood which are caused by uncaring environments, and subsequent lack of guardianship. South Africa’s high crime rates, recidivism and overburdened criminal justice system has been described as a crisis which requires a radical rethink of crime and punishment in the youth.
Graph of South Africa’s murder rate (murders per 100,000 people) over a 100-year period from 1915 to 2015. The murder rate increased rapidly towards the end of Apartheid reaching its peak in 1993 then decreasing until bottoming out in 2011.
Answer posted by: nikhil
South Africa is have lots of criminal activitys.
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Answer posted by: renu katum
==>> The connection between crime and unequal access to basic services:
1) Earning low or not at all can lead to denial of basic needs which might urge someone to commit a crime to take what he thinks he need.
2) lack of Information: At times people have no access to information causing the crime.ThanksUseless
Answer posted by: piyush
“Unequal access to basic services is responsible for various criminal activities in South Africa”. Critically discuss this statement.ThanksUseless