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NCJ Number: 202391 Find in a Library
Title: South Africa Country Profile on Drugs and Crime
Corporate Author: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Regional Office for Southern Africa
South Africa
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 109
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Regional Office for Southern Africa
Hatfield 0028, South Africa
Sale Source: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Regional Office for Southern Africa
1059 Schoeman Street, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 12673
Hatfield 0028,
South Africa
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: South Africa
Annotation: This profile report describes South Africa’s current drug and crime situation, in addition to related problems of terrorism, corruption, and countermeasures undertaken to oppose them.
Abstract: Eight years after its new democracy, South Africa is faced with a significant drug and crime challenge. South Africa serves as a regional hub for illicit and dangerous activities. However, even with South Africa’s recognition of such a situation, they are undertaking strategic countermeasures. This country profile was written to assist the people and Government of South Africa in reducing the problems of drugs and crime at home and oversees. It presents an overview of both the drugs and crime situation in South Africa including policy, legislation, and organization related-issues that include terrorism and corruption. Information on the drug situation includes: (1) South Africa in the regional context; (2) consumption trends; (3) ethnic segmentation; (4) drug use and HIV/AIDS; (5) prevention and treatment; (6) trafficking trends; and (7) law enforcement. Information on the crime situation includes: (1) general trends; (2) geographic variations; (3) socio-economic variations; (4) violent crime; (5) organized crime; (6) corruption; (7) crime prevention; (8) criminal justice reform; and (9) international cooperation and anti-terrorism. Tables, graphs and references
Main Term(s): Drug statistics
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug law enforcement; Drug prevention programs; Drug Related Crime; Drug testing; Drug use; South Africa
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