Incidents of crime decreased significantly last month, from 26 in April to 11 in May. Our public safety officers also assisted with 9 arrests, so hats off to them for their hard work!
Commenting on the month, our GP/OKCID security manager, Marius Swanepoel says, “At the beginning of May, Oranje-Kloof experienced more crime than usual – mostly theft out of motor vehicles and common robbery. But increased visible policing and attention from the Crime Prevention police unit resulted in a steep decrease in crime in the area.
As for Green Point, there was a decrease in crime throughout the month of May, except for a few incidents of common robbery. For example, we were alerted about a group of people walking back to their cars from Cubana one evening when they fell victim to a drive-by mugging.”
Our team strives to offer assistance above and beyond our mandate to offer top-up cleaning and security services to the City of Cape Town. For instance, each month we perform a number of pro-active actions, such as: guarding unsecured properties or unlocked vehicles until the owner is contacted and returns; assisting with public altercations; and providing a visible police presence to deter criminal activity.
We are firm believers of the ‘broken window’ theory – which states that visible signs of crime, anti-social behaviour, and civil disorder create an urban environment that encourages further crime and disorder, including serious crimes.
In line with this, our team conducts regular maintenance work, including tree-cutting and alerting the City about potholes and broken street lights, and cleans our areas daily to cultivate an environment in which it is desirable to live, work and play.
As for our plan this month, Marius says: “In June, we plan to maintain our focus on visible policing, as this is currently having a great impact in both areas. While the growing levels of homelessness, particularly in Green Point, is a major concern for us, we aim to maintain the decreased level of criminal activity.”
Our patrollers and vehicles are always in close proximity, and we urge the community to contact us for any form of help at any time of the day or night. Be sure to keep our 24/7 emergency contact details on you at all times.
GP CID PATROL VEHICLE
082 214 3228
OK CID PATROL VEHICLE
082 217 1386