Rape Statistics

  • According to a 2013 Medical Research Council (MRC) survey up to 3600 people could be raped in the country every day.1
  • The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) claims that only one in 13 rape cases are reported to police.2
  • Number prosecuted: fewer than 303
  • Number convicted: 103

Statistical References

  1. Christopher Clouder et al Social and Emotional Education - An International Analysis, Fundacion Botin Report, 2013 Page 207
    https://issuu.com/plataformabotin/docs/full_report_en/209
  2. Lisa Vetten Rape and other forms of sexual violence in South Africa Institute of Security Studies Policy Brief 72, November 2014 page 3
    https://www.issafrica.org/uploads/PolBrief72.pdf
  3. Dee Smythe Rape Unresolved: Policing Sexual Offences in South Africa, August 2015
    http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2016/02/19/Rape-in-South-Africa-why-the-system-is-failing-women