- With home invasion on everyone’s mind, we take a look at the crime statistics for 2018 in this regard.
- Gauteng came in at the top of charts with regards to home invasions with Honeyview taking a spot as the worst city
- The Northern Cape, as well as the North West both, managed to stay out of the top 30
After the shocking attack on ex-Springbok Naka Drotske, home invasions are on everyone’s mind. The recently released official crime statistics show that South Africa is still fighting an uphill battle with crime.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Drotske was attacked while enjoying a braai in Kameeldrif on Thursday. He remains in critical condition after being shot 3 times by heavily armed assailants.
The statistics pinpoint places where people are most likely to encounter certain types of crime. On an important note, robbery refers to theft which involves a direct confrontation between the victim and the assailant whilst burglary does not.
Gauteng was the province with the most home invasions with a staggering 8333 incidents in this year. The Northern Cape had the least with just 159 incidents.
There was a total of 22 261 home robberies over the last year, which is a slight decrease from the previous year, but it remains an unnerving figure.
Limpopo, however, has seen a sharp increase of 26% with 1490 cases being reported to authorities.
The ratio of citizens affected in each province is as follows:
- Gauteng: 1 in 1500
- Western Cape: 1 in 2300
- KwaZulu-Natal: 1 in 2650
- North West: 1 in 3100
- Eastern Cape: 1 in 3200
- Free State: 1 in 3500
- Mpumalanga: 1 in 3800
- Limpopo: 1 in 4000
- Northern Cape: 1 in 7800
When one takes a look at the top 30 hot spots for robbery at a home property one sees Gauteng taking up 6 of the top ten spots with Honeydew taking the lead. Ivory Park, Gauteng comes in a close second. Nyanga, which is infamous as the murder capital in the country, comes in third.
Sandton also is posed in the top 5, with homeowners in the wealthy suburb being targeted. The Northern Cape and North West avoided a spot in the top 30.
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