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2017-12-08 12:42

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'We are too accustomed to pressing a button to lock our vehicles','We need Military Intervention to bring SA's police dignity back'... Wheels24 readers share their thoughts on vehicle theft in SA. 

Cape Town - The high rate of vehicle theft in South Africa is of great concern for many motorists. 

National crime statistics reveal that a total of 16 717 cars were stolen from April 2016 to March 2017, up from 14 602 reported in the previous 12 months.

The annual SA Crime Statistics report, released by police minister Fikile Mbalula, reveals a 14.5% increase in hijacking. 

Check out our readers responses at the end of this article.


SA crime statistics by SAPS 2016/2017: Vehicle theft


What do you think can be done to curb vehicle theft in South Africa? Email us.



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