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Table 1 Percent (and number affected) of schoolboys aged 10–18 years who reported being forced to have sex

From: 13,915 reasons for equity in sexual offences legislation: A national school-based survey in South Africa

  Provincial characteristics Male youth forced to have sex in the last year % (number raped)
Limpopo Most northerly province, four major ethnic groups, least economically developed, mining provides its main income; 10% of the land, 12% of the national population; 77% living in poverty – 6.6 assaults reported per 1000 people per year 16.1% (n7653)
Mpumalanga Agriculture, tourism, manufacturing and mining; 6% of the land, 7% of the national population; 57% living in poverty – 8.6 assaults reported per 1000 people per year 11.9% (n302)
Northwest Mining and agriculture; 9% of the land, 8% of the national population; 52% living in poverty – 10 assaults reported per 1000 people per year 10.6% (n349)
Free State Economy based on mining and agriculture; 11% of the land, 6% of the national population; 68% living in poverty – 13.7 assaults reported per 1000 people per year 10.3% (n276)
Northern Cape A new province since 1994, diamonds provide main income; 31% of the land, 2% of the national population; 61% living in poverty – 25 assaults reported per 1000 people per year 10.0% (n182)
Gauteng Economy based on mining, finance, manufacturing; highest income/capita, highest literacy, highest population density (576 per sq km); 1% of the land, 19% of the national population; 42% living in poverty – 11.2 assaults reported per 1000 people per year 8.3% (n528)
KwaZulu Natal Economy based on tourism and agriculture; 8% of the land, 21% of the national population; 61% living in poverty – 6 assaults reported per 1000 people per year 7.7% (n3354)
Eastern Cape Economy based on agriculture, livestock and manufacturing; 14% of the land, 14% of the national population; 72% living in poverty – 10 assaults reported per 1000 people per year 6.9% (n1162)
Western Cape Highly developed, diverse economy; 11% of the land, 10% of the national population; 32% living in poverty – 16.5 assaults reported per 1000 people per year 4.8% (n109)
  1. in the year prior to the survey.
  2. Sources of information on provinces http://www.sarpn.org.za/documents/d0000990; http://www.iss.org.za/CrimeIndex/00Vol4No2/ThinBlueLine.html