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November 30th, 2015 by

danger1 e1448527691920 - The 5 Most Violent Areas In South Africa style=”box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.5em; color: rgb(64, 64, 64); font-family: ‘PT Serif’, Georgia, ‘Times New Roman’, serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 33.25px;”> Violent crime is a very real problem in South Africa, with an esteemed $66 billion being spent each year on violence containment measures, such as policing, private security, and the prison system. While there are areas of South Africa with little or no crime, some areas are among the most violent in the world. Here's a rundown of those areas:

5. Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal

The second most violent area in KwaZulu-Natal, the Umlazi Police precinct reported the third highest number of murders in the country, and the highest number of sexual offences for 2015.

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4. Mthatha, Eastern Cape 

The most dangerous area of the Eastern Cape, the Mthatha precinct reported among the highest murder, sexual assault, and robbery statistics in the entire province.

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3. Mitchell's Plain, Western Cape

The Mitchell's Plain police precinct had more crimes reported than any other police precinct in the country for 2015. The area has also long been affected by violence caused by drug related crimes, of which there were more reported in Mitchell's Plain in 2015 than anywhere else in the country.

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2. Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal 

The most violent area in KwaZulu-Natal, the Inanda police precinct had the second most reported cases of murder in the entire country. Other crimes that also plague the area are sexual offences, assault, and attempted murder.

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1. Nyanga, Western Cape

Known as the 'murder capital of South Africa', Nyanga police reported over 200 arrests in 8 days in September this year. 300 murders have been committed in the area for 2015, nearly twice as many as the next highest area.

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