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  • (Caroline Suzman / AP)
The 15th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology in Perth has finished today, and International and Australian experts have exchanged their knowledge and experiences in the field of Victimology. SBS Dutch Radio talked with Criminologist Lorraine Claasen, on the situation of insecurity in South Africa.
Anneke Mackay-Smith / SBS Dutch Radio

10 Jul 2015 - 4:26 PM  UPDATED 14 Jul 2015 - 10:02 AM

In conversation with SBS Dutch Radio, Criminologist Lorraine Claasen, says insecurity in South Africa: "is going to get worse before it starts to get better".

Ms Claasen says farmers have got used to locking themselves in after 5 pm as a way of protecting themselves and their families. Unfortuntaley,

Claasen says it's also common to have dogs for protection purposes, electric fences, safe rooms inside the houses and some of the farmers even carry weapons.

Listen to the interview with SBS Dutch reporter, Anneke Mackay-Smith