20 August 2019

South Africa's vehicle hijacking & theft hotspots!

Tracker, South Africa's most popular Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) company, has released its vehicle crime statistics for the year July 2018 to June 2019. The "Vehicle Crime Index" - from Tracker's 1.1 million installed vehicle base - covers vehicle theft and hijacking, and provides insight into the time of day and day of the week when vehicle crime is most likely to occur in South Africa.
According to the
"Vehicle Crime Index", most activations (Tracker initiated recovery action) for vehicle hijackings take place on Fridays between 11:00 and 13:00 and between 20:00 to 23:00, while most activations for vehicle  theft occur Saturdays between 12:00 to 14:00.

Hijacking hotspots in Gauteng:

  • Kensington (Johannesburg)
  • Arcadia (Pretoria)
  • Eldorado Park (Johannesburg)
Theft hotspots in Gauteng:
  • Pretoria CBD
  • Arcadia (Pretoria)
  • Sunnyside (Pretoria)
Hijacking hotspots in KwaZulu-Natal:
  • Sydenham (Durban)
  • Imbali (Pietermaritzburg)
  • Avoca Hills (Durban)
Theft hotspots in KwaZulu-Natal:
  • Glenwood (Durban)
  • Morningside (Durban)
  • Musgrave (Durban)
Hijacking hotspots in the Western Cape:
  • Philippi (Cape Town)
  • Khayelitsha (Cape Town)
  • Maitland (Cape Town)
Theft hotspots in the Western Cape:
  • Philippi (Cape Town)
  • Claremont (Cape Town)
  • Dunoon (Cape Town)

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