Preventing The Victimisation Of Women And Children: Griggs, Ehlers and Morris

According to the annual report of the South African Police Service (SAPS) for the financial year 2004–2005, women and children accounted for:

  • 100% of rape victims;
  • 86.3% of indecent assault cases;
  • 64.4% of common assault victims; and
  • 59% of all victims of contact crime.

Sadly, children alone accounted for 40.8% of the rape cases. These statistics occur in a situation where the majority of sexually-motivated violence goes unreported.

Read the co-authored research paper here:  PreventingVictimisation