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Cape Town murders

Are eight people a day murdered in Cape Town as the BBC claimed in July this year? And if that number is true is it unusually high given the population of the city?

Are eight people a day murdered in Cape Town as the BBC claimed in July this year? And if that number is true is it unusually high given the population of the city? Tim Harford hears from Anine Kriegler, a researcher at the Centre of Criminology at the University of Cape Town and Dr Guy Lamb, Director of the Safety and Violence Initiative at the University of Cape Town.

Producer: Darin Graham

(Demonstrators gather to protest against violence in Cape Town, Sept 2019. Credit: Ziyaad Douglas/ Getty Images.)

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