HENKE PISTORIUS, FATHER OF OSCAR PISTORIUS (GALLO)
06 MAR 2013 06:00 - PHILLIP DE WET
Despite Henke Pistorius's claims, a study shows that the risk for crime is greater for the poor black township dweller than a rich white person.
The numbers are only indicative of race, ignoring black residents of upper-class areas and, by the same token, assuming no white people visit townships and experience crime there. But the trend holds true across police reporting districts, even where it initially seems not to.
Nearly half the white households surveyed said crime prevented them from going to parks or other open spaces. A little under a third of those surveyed said they avoided public transport due to crime and a quarter said they would not walk to shops.