There is a decline in the number of homicides in South Africa since 1990, statistics South Africa has portrayed. However, the homicide rates are still very high, especially for males in the age bracket of 35-39 years.
It was observed that there were no apparent changes in death rates due to cancer, between 1997 and 2004 for both the sexes. But the death rate due to other causes, for each sex rose by 12 %.
The report stated,"Death rates rose between 1997 and 2004 for every five year age group for each sex, except for males age 15-19. Some of the increases in death rates were very large."