Aggravated robbery on the rise, with truck hijackings up 29%

2015-09-29 11:49

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Cape Town - Most categories of aggravated robbery have increased, with truck hijackings seeing the biggest rise of 29.1%, according to the crime statistics for the 2014/15 period.

There were 288 more truck hijackings in this period, pushing up the number to 1 279 compared with 2013/14.

Car hijackings increased by 14.2%, the second-biggest increase in this category.

There were 12 773 carjackings reported in the 2014/15, compared with 11 180 in the previous reporting year.

Robberies at residential premises increased by 5.2%.

In the 2013/14 period there were 19 284 home robberies. This increased by 997 to 20 281 in the 2014/15 period.

Robbery of non-residential premises increased by 3.2% from 18 573 in 2013/14 to 19 170 in 2014/15.

Robbery of cash-in-transit vehicles and bank robberies decreased from 145 to 119 - by 17.9% - in 2014/15.

There were four fewer bank robberies in the 2014/15 year compared with the previous year, bringing the number down from 21 to 17.

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