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MAP: Top 10 hijacking hotspots and worst crime areas in Cape Town

2017-11-20 14:45

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Janine Van der Post

Cape Town - Earlier in November we published the top 10 hijacking hotspots and worst crime areas in Johannesburg, this week we take a look at Cape Town.

According to the latest crime stats by the SAPS, 2201 incidents of carjackings were reported from April 2016 to March 2017 in the Western Cape.  

A total of 16 717 hijackings and 53 307 cars stolen between April 2016 and March 2017 up from 14 602 reported in the previous 12 months, reports police Minister Fikile Mbalula as part of the annual national crime statistics.

The reports shows a 14.5% increase in hijacking, with a 8.3% increase in the Western Cape alone.

Vehicle tracking specialist Pro-Active South Africa believes in creating safer roads and has highlighted the four biggest cities' hotspots to create awareness with motorists.

Pro-Active SA's Ryno Schutte says: "When planning your route during the Festive Season and driving through these areas indicated, remaining vigilant can potentially hinder you or your family from becoming a victim."


Have you been hijacked or a victim of vehicle crime in any of these areas below in Cape Town? Email us and share your stories.


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