Briefing 4 summarises South Africa’s 2nd injury mortality survey which analyses 2017 mortuary data. The survey gives a snapshot of who, how, where and when people died including detailed information on the weapon used in murder or suicide.
The main findings of the 2017 injury mortality survey include that:
‒ More people were murdered than died on SA’s roads
‒ SA’s murder rate remained high, while traffic deaths declined
‒ Firearm-related murders increased
‒ Men are most at risk
‒ Alcohol increased risk