Metro Police arrested more than 3 000 arrests over a six-month period

The City of Cape Town officials made more than 3 000 arrests over a six-month period. Despite this, Metro officers faced policing challenges, prompting ramped up education and awareness, particularly around smash and grab incidents.


The City’s Metro Police Department has seen a 59% increase in arrests over a six-month period (July to December 2022).

According to the Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security,  JP Smith., there has been an increase compared to the same period in 2021, when 1 830 arrests were made.

'The increase in arrests and related successes can be attributed to a number of factors, including increased operations, both autonomous and joint undertakings with SAPS; ongoing and growing cooperation from members of the public who are sharing information about criminal activity, and our continued investment in technology and additional resources to amplify our policing efforts,’ said Alderman JP Smith.

by Everngelista Muza


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