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.
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