Mountain Rise crime rate increase a worry

2017-11-01 06:01

MOUNTAIN Rise Community Police Forum (CPF) Chairperson, Milton
Ncolosi says they are concerned about the crime increase in Mountain Rise.

This comes after the police released crime stats last week which revealed that in Mountain Rise murder has increased by 27%, sexual offences by 2,1%, carjacking by 4.8%5 and residential robberies by 8,1%.

The stats also revealed a decrease in theft out of motor vehicles by 5.4%, non-residential robbery by 44.8% and drug related crime by 17.9%.

Ncolosi said they did not expect crime to increase so much in Mountain Rise.

“This is sad as we work with the SAPS to fight crime in different areas under Mountain Rise Police Station. We are concerned crime is increasing instead of decreasing.

“We are working very hard, but it is challenging because the crimes are committed by community members and people don’t report it when they see it. We encourage the community to report anything suspicious,” he said.

He said as much as they are trying to bring the crime numbers down they need the community’s participation in order for them to be successful.

“Some community members know about the CPF and what it does, but others don’t. We want them all to be aware of what we do, and play a part in it. They must attend community meetings so they know what is going on.

“They will also get a chance to ask questions and get contact numbers for the CPF and police. We need to work together in fighting this.”

Ncolosi said they are pleased that certain crime is decreasing.

“This shows there is something we are doing right. Our work is paying off - we just need to work harder.

“We are preparing for the festive season now because we know that criminals are also preparing themselves. Over the festive season much crime is committed and as the Mountain Rise CPF and the SAPS we want to avoid this from happening.”


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