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
  2. Lisa Vetten Rape and other forms of sexual violence in South Africa Institute of Security Studies Policy Brief 72, November 2014 page 3
  3. Dee Smythe Rape Unresolved: Policing Sexual Offences in South Africa, August 2015