A new survey conducted by 1st for Women Insurance has found that being attacked is a key concern for South African women, but this is not their primary source of distress.
When asked what worries them the most about their safety and security, 36 percent of the 500 respondents said they were more concerned about their friends and family than themselves.
“From the women we spoke to, fears around being hijacked with their children in the car, friends or family being kidnapped or being robbed were also highlighted as cause for concern,” says Casey Rousseau from 1st for Women Insurance. “The research also found that moms are specifically concerned about their daughters’ safety.”
Only 29 percent of the women surveyed believe that their safety is going to improve in the near future.
“Because the safety of their friends and family is a concern, 44 percent of the women surveyed have put a tracking device on their children’s cellphone, 33 percent have increased the security at their home and 16 percent have armed their vehicles with additional security features,” notes Rousseau.