The provinces you are most likely to be hijacked in – latest South Africa crime stats

The South African Police Service has released its latest crime statistics, which show a huge increase in carjackings across South Africa.

The statistics cover the nine-month period of 1 April to 31 December 2016.

While other forms of crime have decreased, robbery with aggravating circumstances has seen a large increase across the country.

The category includes carjacking and robbery at residential and non-residential premises.

Carjackings were up 14.9% across South Africa, and increased in every province except the Northern Cape and Free State.

Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal saw an above-average climb in carjacking reports – up 16.2% and 25.3% respectively.

The table below outlines carjackings per province for the 9-month period in 2016 versus the same period in 2015.

Province
Carjackings 2015 Carjackings 2016 Change
Gauteng 5,534 6,429 16.2%
KwaZulu-Natal 1,882 2,358 25.3%
Western Cape 1,599 1,730 8.2%
Eastern Cape 735 745 1.4%
Mpumalanga 470 620 31.9%
Limpopo 347 358 3.2%
North West 284 304 7.0%
Free State 197 178 -9.6%
Northern Cape 38 21 -44.7%

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