These Are The Areas In SA Where You Are Most Likely To Get Hijacked, According To Survey. Crime is a huge issue in South Africa.
Crime is a huge issue in South Africa. The amounts of hijacking have decreased wholly in South Africa but some areas are getting tenser. On Thursday, ‘The Victims of Crime Survey’, was published. The survey comes some weeks after the SAPS shared the Crime Stats. The numbers shown by the studies are really excruciating emotionally to a person.
The number of crimes in South Africa have decreased by 319 (1.8%), from 17 527 crimes in 2018 to 17 208 in 2019, which is might be a relief to some of the citizens in South Africa. The Victims of Crime stats have also counted the number of hijacking events in each province. Some of the province have decreased in the number of hijackings, while others have risen significantly.
Gauteng might be the province with the most hijackings. However, the hijacking incidents stats have decreased from 8 977 in 2018 to 8 423 in 2019.
KwaZulu-Natal is the second area that has experienced the most hijackings with rise from 2 750 hijackings in 2018 to 2 844 hijackings in 2019.
The Western Cape is the third area that has experienced hijackings with a rise from 2 303 in 2018 to 2411 hijackings in 2019.
The Eastern Cape is the fourth country with the most hijackings, the province has experienced a rise from 1 091 hijackings in 2018 to 1 158 in 2019.
Mpumalanga has also experienced a rise in the number of hijackings from 2018 to 2019, which puts the province in the 5th place. The hijackings in Mpumalanga have increased from 1 017 in 2018 to 1033 hijackings in 2019.
Limpopo has seen a decrease in the number of hijackings, with 616 hijackings in 2018 to 489 hijackings in 2019.
North West has experienced a rise in the number of hijackings, with 466 hijackings in 2018 to 532 hijackings in 2019. North West has been seeing a significant rise in hijackings, with a rise of over 14%. The province has seen a huge spike in reports than any other province in South Africa.
Free State has also experienced a rise in the number of hijackings, with a 267 hijackings in 2018 to 275 hijackings in 2019.
The Northern Cape is the province with the least hijackings in South Africa. However, the number of hijackings have increased from 40 in 2018 to 43 hijackings in 2019. The Northern Cape saw a 7.5% increase over the past year.
1.3 million housebreaking events were also recorded within the past year. This means that one in every 20 houses have been victims of housebreakings, the Northern Cape has the highest percentage of housebreakings. Street robbery and personal property theft was the third most recorded crime in the country, with 1.2 million recordings.
by Alexandra Ramaite