The crime rate decreased significantly in April, with 32 reported incidents compared to 91 in March; so a big thank you to all the role players that are really putting in a joint effort to make Cape Town a safer place for all. Various joint operations have been done in the last month to seek out the places that are the most dangerous in order to take steps and do something about it.
A planned operation took place at the Quarry on 6 April at 06:00 where 12 people were arrested and one person caught in possession of drugs. Another operation took place on 7 April in Green Point and Bo-Kaap – again leading to the arrest of 12 people. A large number of vagrants were removed from various areas in Cape Town during April and we ask everyone to please inform our GP/OKCID officers if you know of any areas that should be investigated.
As indicated on the graph, the incidents that occurred most regularly are theft out of motor vehicles, as well as housebreakings. We urge everyone to put in extra effort to ensure your vehicle is always parked in a safe place and that you never leave anything behind in your car. Do not park somewhere if you feel the area is unsafe.
We want to continue to bring the crime rate down and our officers need the assistance of all role players in the community to be aware of hotspots and dangerous areas in the city. If you ever see something that looks odd or feel unsafe in any situation, give one of our officers a call on 071 670 3019 or 072 944 6811. Help us get everyone in Cape Town involved and spread the word by sending this number to friends and family, as well as tourists.