Business Robberies Up 5%

Updated on 24 October 2017

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Carjackings, home robberies and business robberies continues to see a steady rise in South Africa, MPs were told on Tuesday.

Briefing Parliament’s portfolio committee on police, Major General Norman Sekhukhune, head of police crime research and statistics, indicated that the three crimes, more commonly known as “trio crimes” has seen bigger rises in the 2016/17 financial year than previous years.

Business robberies were up 5 percent, carjackings were up 14.5 percent, while home robberies were up 7.3 percent (compared to an increase of 2.7 percent in 2015/16).

There were 7,187 (up 4%) business robberies in Gauteng in 2016/17, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 2,951 (up 4.5%), and the Eastern Cape with 2,369 cases (up 6.8%).

Gauteng saw a 16.9 percent increase in carjackings with 8,610 cases reported, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 3,029 cases (up 21.5 %), and the Western Cape with 2,201 (up 8.3%).

The number of home robberies were also most prominent in Gauteng with 8,731 cases (up 10.6%) reported, followed by KwaZulu-Natal 4.255 (up 4.2%), and the Western Cape with 2,560 (down 0.5%). (via African News Agency)

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