By Employees Reporter Time of article publishedAug 3, 2020

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Pretoria – The title Mamelodi east crops up time and again within the record of high 30 police stations the place severe crimes have been reported throughout 2019/20.

The most recent crime statistics have been introduced by Police Minister Bheki Cele in Parliament on Friday, with 1.9 million severe crimes reported throughout the nation up to now monetary 12 months – a interval which precedes the nationwide lockdown.

A breakdown of statistics reveals relating to contact crime, Joburg central tops the record nationally and in Gauteng, with three Tshwane police stations within the high 30: Temba at place quantity 11 with 3284 instances, Mamelodi East at 14 with 3195 instances, and Pretoria Central at 27 with 2601 instances.

Mamelodi East got here in at quantity 18 of police stations nationally with 815 instances of theft with aggravating circumstances whereas Akasia had studies of 749 instances and Soshanguve 723.

The best variety of widespread theft instances within the capital metropolis have been reported to Pretoria Central in fourth place countrywide, with 818 instances. Sunnyside in eighth place had 502 instances, and Brooklyn 396.

Mamelodi topped town record for assault instances with grievous bodily hurt, in first place nationally with 852 instances whereas Diepsloot in place eighth reported 825 instances.

In instances of widespread assault, Mamelodi East was at 10th spot nationally with 992 instances whereas Sunnyside, additionally within the high 30, had 727 instances.

Within the interval underneath evaluation, the so-called trio instances (home and enterprise theft and automobile hijacking) noticed 378 instances reported to the Mamelodi East police station, with the station in second place nationally with 290 instances of automobile hijacking.

In the case of theft of residential properties, whereas residents could consider this crime to be rampant in additional unique suburbs, when it comes to the nationwide figures, Honeydew, Sandton and Douglasdale in Joburg high the record whereas the one Tshwane station within the high 10 is Soshanguve.

Pretoria West was in high spot for cash-in-transit robberies with 5 instances reported, in addition to three every at Pretoria Central and Silverton and two in Laudium.

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