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What is South Africa’s recorded rape rate?

The police recorded 42,664 rapes in 2019/20. The rape rate calculated based on the national mid-year population estimates (59.6 million in 2020) was 71.6 per 100,000 people, a slight increase from the rate in 2018/19 which was 72.1 per 100,000 people.


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