Hack South Africa Crime

<p>"The<strong>&nbsp;<a href="https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Global-Peace-Index-2018-2.pdf" target="_blank">2019 Global Peace Index</a>&nbsp;</strong>by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) shows that South Africa continues to slide down the rankings as one of the most violent and dangerous places on earth.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Global Peace Index (GPI), ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness.</p> <p>The index covers 99.7% of the world’s population, using 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources, and measures the state of peace using three thematic domains:</p> <ul> <li>The level of societal safety and security;</li> <li>The extent of ongoing domestic and international conflict;</li> <li>The degree of militarisation.</li> </ul> <p>South Africa ranks as the&nbsp;<strong>127th most peaceful country in the world</strong>, out of 163 countries and districts measured.</p> <p>This puts it on the lower-end of the scale (in the lowest quartile), but still some way off war-torn regions like Syria and Afghanistan.</p> <p>South Africa’s position on the list has&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://businesstech.co.za/news/lifestyle/272641/south-africa-is-one-of-the-most-violent-and-dangerous-places-in-the-world/" target="_blank">declined</a>&nbsp;</strong>since 2017, having dropped two places from 125th in 2018, and four places from 123rd in 2017.</p> <p><strong>Safety</strong></p> <p>According to the index, South Africa ranks within the bottom 20 in the world when it comes to societal safety and security – beating out countries such as Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.</p> <p>South Africa has historically scored poorly in a number of areas including:</p> <ul> <li>Perception of high levels of criminality;</li> <li>Easy access to weapons;</li> <li>Relatively high levels of political terror</li> <li>High levels of violent demonstrations.</li> </ul> <p>The two factors that stand out, however, are levels of violent crime and homicide, which is what pulls South Africa so far down the list of safe places.</p> <p>Some<strong><a href="https://businesstech.co.za/news/government/270771/this-is-south-africas-murder-capital/" target="_blank">&nbsp;areas</a></strong>&nbsp;within the country have murder rates higher than some war zones, the report found.</p> <p>When calculating the cost of violence, South Africa ranks as the 26th most costly in the world, taking up 13% of GDP, totalling $97.4 billion, or $1,971 per capita (in PPP terms)."&nbsp; &nbsp;Business Tech ( 22 June 2019)</p> <p><strong>The event will educate&nbsp;students about Here technology tools and Azure cloud&nbsp;technologies&nbsp; and inspire them to use those technoligies and their skills to develop solutions that will eliminate crime</strong></p>