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Soraya Solomon

Nicro CEO


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"If you change nothing - Nothing will change"

We are calling on ALL South Africans to join us in BEING the change we want in our country. Find out how you can play a part in doing something about crime and its impact on our society. 

When it comes to certain crimes, some are more common among women than men.

Women  are more like to go to prison because of fraud or robbery, while men are more likely to have committed violent crimes.

Female vs. Male Prisoners

Inmates by type of offense & gender:

Women – 12%
Men – 14%

Women – 2%
Men – 4%

Rape / sexual assault
Women – 2%
Men – 13%

Women – 9%
Men – 15%

Aggravated or simple assault
Women – 9%
Men – 11%

Women – 8%
Men – 10%

Women – 9%
Men – 3%

Motor vehicle theft
Women – 1%
Men – 2%

Women – 9%
Men – 2%

Drug possession
Women – 8%
Men – 4%

Women – 1%
Men – 2%

Women Behind Bars

Female prisoners broken down by type of offense:

Murder – 11.1%
Aggravated or simple assault – 8.9%
Robbery – 8.7%
Other violent – 3.7%
Manslaughter – 2.5%
Rape / sexual assault – 2.3%
Larceny-theft – 9.1%
Fraud – 8.4%
Burglary – 6.9%
Other property – 3%
Motor vehicle theft – 0.8%
Other drug – 17.9%
Drug possession – 6.7%
Public order – 8.9%
Other – 1.2%

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