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2017-11-24 13:43

FIGHTING BACK: Watch as a potential victim of crime gives a couple of hijackers a taste of their own medicine and fights back.Image: YouTube

Janine Van der Post

Johannesburg - According to 2016/17 crime stats by the SAPS, a total of 16 717 hijackings and 53 307 cars have been stolen between April 2016 and March 2017.

SAPS reports a 14.5% increase in hijacking.

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."

Here are some hijacking hotspots in major SA cities:

Gauteng (Johannesburg and Tshwane)

Booysens – 250 Incidents
Jeppe – 238 Incidents
Soshanguve – 192 Incidents
Ivory Park – 163 Incidents
Rietgat – 156 Incidents
Dobsonville- 155 Incidents
Moffatview – 155 Incidents
Johannesburg Central – 151 Incidents
Honeydew – 149 Incidents
Akasia – 148 Incidents



Western Cape (Cape Town)

Nyanga – 257 Incidents
Harare – 173 Incidents
Delft – 164 Incidents
Gugulethu – 157 Incidents
Khayelitsha – 145 Incidents
Philippi East – 136 Incidents
Lingelethu-West – 104 Incidents
Mfuleni – 103 Incidents
Kraaifontein – 63 Incidents
Milnerton – 63 Incidents

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KwaZulu Natal (Durban):

Pinetown – 257 Incidents
Umlazi – 153 Incidents
Umbilo – 149 Incidents
Berea – 129 Incidents
Chatsworth – 128 Incidents
Sydenham – 126 Incidents
Newlands East – 108 Incidents
Isipingo – 103 Incidents
Greenwood Park – 97 Incidents
Empangeni – 86 Incidents

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