Dramatic increase in crime in Jeffreys Bay

2015-10-01 06:00

THE release of the 2014/15 crime statistics by the South African Police reveals that crime is on the increase in Jeffreys Bay.

Some 69 cases of burglary at non-residential premises (business) were reported, a 73% increase from 2013/14.

Robbery at non-residential premises also increased by 80% over the same time period.

Surprisingly there has been a decrease in burglary and robbery of homes, with 15 fewer cases of burglary being reported.

There is still more than one house a day being burgled in Jeffreys Bay (463 cases). This statistic only refers to incidents that were reported to the police.

Eleven murders took place in Jeffreys Bay, with 12 attempted murders - a 100% increase from the last reporting period. Most categories of violent crimes are also on the increase in Jeffreys Bay.

Unfortunately the crime stats have to be queried as, according to the document released by police commissioner General Riah Phiyega, not a single motor vehicle was stolen in Jeffreys Bay during the reporting period.

The crime statistics for the entire Eastern Cape reveal anomalies that cannot be explained. Figures published last year differ from the comparative figures published this year for the 2013/14 reporting period

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