With summer on the horizon, the current stats could be an indication of what to expect in the holiday season. Read more here:
The holiday season is almost upon us and as we finish chiseling our summer bodies, we need to understand the current stats to predict what we are in for on the crime-front this season.
The past 2 months have seen record-high crime figures, people have gone into a mode of desperation to get even just a taste of an income, which many are trying to find in a life of crime. There have been record highs but the current trend is that the numbers are lowering again (still nowhere near the levels that were occurring before the National Lockdown but at least records are being broken at this stage).
Predicting what will take place in the holiday season will be very difficult, as this will be the first holiday season under the ‘new norm’, but what we can safely assume is that figures will be much higher than last season.
What will the criminals be targeting though?
There won’t be as many international tourists that criminals usually see as ‘easy targets’, and it is believed that people won’t be travelling locally as much as they have in the past so that target on the international tourists will more than likely shift directly to local residents and businesses. This shift will require us to be more vigilant than ever, which needs to start right now.
Prepare your environment by carrying out simple tasks, such as; testing your alarm system, educate your family on potential dangers and what to do in various emergency situations, understand potential weak points that criminals could take advantage of and turn them into strengths.
For more advice on securing your home and business, contact our team today on 0861 585 585 or email us at info@atlas296atlas24-co-za