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There appears to have been some discernible progress in the policing of crimes involving motor vehicles, according to the latest crime statistics.
A large part of car-jacking can be attributed to the use of signal jamming devices, which is becoming more prevalent in leaving motorists vulnerable to theft. Here are some tips to help mitigate falling prey to this vehicle crime.
With an ever-increasing number of hijackings reported across SA, it is an unfortunate reality that motorists are at risk of facing this commonly violent criminal act when commuting on a daily basis.
'Awareness regarding crime has become a necessity', says Pro-active SA's Ryno Schutte as he highlights the most common vehicle crime hotspots in four major cities.
Police crime stats show 8610 incidents of hijackings were reported in the past year. We list hijacking hotspots and worst vehicle crime areas for Johannesburg and Tshwane.
Vehicle crime statistics released by Police Minister Fikile Mbalula as part of the annual national crime statistics shows an increase of 14.5% in carjacking.
A woman and her husband's quick-thinking action prevented them from becoming hijack victims in Midrand, Gauteng this weekend.
Vehicle-related crime is a grim reality of motoring in South Africa. We look at ways motorists can prevent hijacking, remote-jamming and more.
Tracker has released its vehicle crime statistics for the year July 2018 to June 2019.
Despite the sophisticated technology used in modern cars today, theft of items from parked vehicles continues to be a crime that is prevalent across South Africa.
'Vehicle related crime accounts for about 14.7% of all household crime,' reports Stats SA. We take a look at how many of these crimes are reported, gender ownership, and the percentage of car ownership in population groups.
Another incident of rock throwing off a bridge onto oncoming traffic in KwaZulu-Natal has caused the Automobile Association to send remind road users of some useful tips.
A total of 16 717 vehicle were stolen in South Africa from April 2016 to March 2017, reports SAPS annual crime statistics. We list hijacking statistics by province.
"He never saw it coming. That only happens every 99 years,' said Florida authorities after arresting a 22-year-old man for stealing a vehicle. Police caught the thief after he stopped to stare at a solar eclipse.
Hijackings are a daily occurrence in South Africa. Watch as a Mercedes-Benz is hijacked at a petrol station in Roodepoort.
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