Our latest statistics indicate that the crime rate has remained relatively stable in June, with 46 reported incidents taking place compared to 48 in May. As shown in the graph, we continue to take a pro-active, preventative approach wherever possible, and all parties are working hard to address the current issues in the city.
Although the number of incidents remained almost the same, the graph indicates that only 24 of these incidents were crime related, in comparison to 34 crime related incidents during May. Out of these 24 crimes, 14 were related to theft out of motor vehicles. We urge every single one of you to please make an effort to remember to remove everything from your car and to never park anywhere that you feel vulnerable. When driving alone at night and parking in areas that may be unsafe, consider rather making use of other transportation services such as Uber or a registered taxi or consider carpooling.
On 3 June an argument between a Cubana customer and another person took place on the corner of Somerset Road and Hudson Street. The customer took out a pistol and fired one shot in the air. SAPS was quick on the scene to arrest the suspect and take a statement. If you see an argument or suspicious behaviour taking place, please be careful, remove yourself from the situation and call one of our GP/OKCID officers immediately.
There have also been two hit and run incidents in the past month, which took place on 19 June and 26 June. If you see this happening, please try to take a photo of the vehicle or write down their registration number to help us find the suspect.
Lastly, four planned operations took place during June to make sure all areas in the Oranje-Kloof and Green Point areas are cleaned up and safe. Vagrants and informal settlements were removed and relocated.
Once again, please make sure the correct GP/OKCID contact numbers are saved on your phone so that whenever you feel unsafe in any situation or area, you can give one of our officers a call on 071 670 3019 or 072 944 6811 for assistance.