GBVF STATISTICS DASHBOARD
This dashboard aims to be a comprehensive visualisation and monitoring tool of available data related to gender-based violence and femicide in South Africa. Data Sources include Victims of Crime (VOC) survey data, the South African Police Service (SAPS), and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).
It must be acknowledged when dealing with available Gender-Based Violence and Femicide related data that each data source has inherent flaws caused by a number of issues like under-reporting and double-counting. The specific issues of each data source will be outlined at the beginning of each data-source dashboard.
South African Police Services (SAPS) Data Description:
Raw Data Link: https://www.saps.gov.za/services/crimestats.php
Granularity: Police Station, District, Province and National
The SAPS data contains data related to crimes committed in South Africa and South African provinces. There are a number of 'Crime Categories' available in the dataset. The 'Crime Categories' available related to gender-based violence and femicide are: Rape, Sexual offences, Sexual offences detected as a result of police action, Sexual Assault, Attempted sexual offence, and Contact Sexual Offences.
National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Data Description:
NPA Annual Report Repository Link: https://www.npa.gov.za/content/annual-report
The NPA data contained in the report has been extracted from NPA annual reports. The data extracted is related to sexual-related offences, judgements related to sexual offences, conviction rates and also data from Thuthuzela Care Centres (TCCs).
Victims Of Crimes (VOC) Survey Data:
Crime against women in South Africa 2018 Report: https://www.statssa.gov.za/publications/Report-03-40-05/Report-03-40-05June2018.pdf
The VOC data used in the dashboard is data extracted from the 'Crimes against women in South Africa Report 03-40-05' which is a report that provides 'an in-depth analysis of the Victims of Crime Survey data' that is related to gender-based violence and femicide in South Africa. This data includes aptitude & perception, and fear of crime-related stats.