Mitchell's Plain Police Station ranked 1st in Western Cape i.t.o reported serious crimes

The South African Police Service (SAPS) recorded significant declines in contact crimes, whilst murder and attempted murder increased

This was revealed by Police Minister, Bheki Cele when he announced the crime statistics for the fourth quarter of the 2020/2021 financial year.

The statistics reflect crimes that occurred from 1 January to the end of March 2021, showing the crime levels when the country was under lockdown level 3 and adjusted level 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Contact crimes include assault GBH, sexual offences, common assault, robbery, robbery with aggravating circumstances, murder and attempted murder.

During this term, contact crime decreased by 8.5%. With the exception of murder and attempted murder, all sub-sections noted decreases. Murder recorded an 8.4% while attempted murder rose by 8.7%.

Cele said the top four causative factors of these murders were arguments, robberies, both residential and non-residential and street robberies, mob justice and gang-related incidents.

The crimes stats showed that out of the whole country, the most community-reported serious crimes in the Western Cape were at the Mitchell’s Plain police station and the City Central police station.

The stats revealed that there was a 31.4% increase in criminal incidents being detected due to policing in Mitchells Plain. The Cape Town Central police station where 1 392 fewer cases were reported compared to the previous year (44.7%).

The Cape Flats area is ranked 4th in the world, followed by Cape town Central. This is followed by Delft and Kraaifontein who are ranked 12th and 13th, respectively.


Done By: Mitchum George