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The 2024 African Crime Index

African Crime Index

The 2024 African Crime Index offers valuable insights into the state of crime across the continent. Crime in Africa is influenced by a variety of factors including socio-economic disparities, political instability, historical conflicts, and inadequate law enforcement resources. This index provides an estimation of the overall level of crime in various African countries, categorizing crime levels into different tiers.

South Africa takes the lead in the index with a notable ranking of 75, indicating a high level of crime within the country. Joining South Africa at the top are Angola, Nigeria, and Somalia, each with rankings surpassing 65. These rankings serve as a stark reminder of the challenges posed by crime in certain regions of Africa.

Crime levels between 60 and 80 are classified as high, signifying significant concerns regarding safety and security. In South Africa, factors such as socio-economic disparities, political instability, and inadequate law enforcement resources contribute to the country's high crime rate.

The presence of several countries with rankings above 60 underscores the need for concerted efforts to address crime and enhance safety and security across the continent.


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