It is common knowledge that South Africa has one of the highest crime rated in the world. The daily news never end without a crime related story. Another fact to consider is that not all crimes are committed equally other crimes are more prevalent than others. The list below gives us the most committed crimes in South Africa by ranking to the most to the least.
1. Burglary at residential premises – 259 424 cases reported
Housebreaking (residential premises) is committed by a person who unlawfully and intentionally breaks into a building with inhabitants, and enters or penetrates it with part of his or her body or with an instrument with which he or she intends to control something on the premises with the intention to commit a crime on the premises. According to the analysis of the SAPS 75% of home robberies occur at night, times being in the late evening between 21:00 and 23:59 and very early morning between 00:00 and 02:59 because people’s guards are down when they are asleep.