Jeppestown, Bez Valley and Maboneng are carjacking hotspots MEC Malobane
The majority of armed robberies and burglaries are the result of inside jobs.
Crime stats suggests that if you are in Jeppestown, Bez Valley and Maboneng, that is where you are most likely to get carjacked and murdered.
Commercial crime also increased in the province, as well as the illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane says police struggle to trace criminals.
“You will go to a crime scene and find positive fingerprints, but those positive fingerprints are not linked to anybody, which means most people who commit crimes are undocumented.” Speaking in Johannesburg on the prevalence of retail crime‚ Nkosi-Malobane said workers dealing with cash needed to be profiled.
“In 60% of criminal activities that happened‚ either the information is from the workers or they are the ones that committed that particular crime‚” she said. Nkosi-Malobane called for the vetting of private security firms and their employees. Lieutenant-General Sharon Japhta‚ the divisional commissioner of visible policing‚ declared war on criminals ahead of the festive season.
“We have more resources available for the festive season. We have seen that criminals start shopping very early‚ at the beginning of October. Our festive season plan will start kicking in, in three phrases‚” she said.