This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 13.06.2018 and ending the 19.06.2018.

36 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 21 of them were positive burglaries, 8 attempted burglaries, 4 armed robberies and 3 house robberies.

The most reported incidents happened on a Friday evening between 19:00 – 23:40.

The highest trending items that have been stolen are:
• Plasma TV’S
• Jewellery

The burglar’s most trending entry points have been:
• Front doors
• Bedroom windows

The hotspots for the week:
• Walmer
• Newton Park

This week, the residential properties suffered 58% of the positive incidents.

13 of our positive burglaries had no loss on site. 8 of these incidents had no entry gained. We had incidents where the domestic has left the house to fetch the kids at school and has not armed the alarm. These resulted in positive burglaries – all those subscribers who have this arrangement in place please contact us to get more information about how we can assist in ensuring your alarm is armed during this time 0861 585 585 or email us on: info@atlas24.co.za.

A total of 25 arrests were reported month to date. 19 of these were made by Atlas employees.
The past week has seen an immense rise in tyre theft and theft out of motor vehicles. We have and still urge all those who can park your vehicle in a locked garage, to please do so. For those who can’t – please make sure your vehicle is parked in a well-lit area and that there is some type of security measure on your vehicle e.g. a vehicle alarm.

When the weather plays up and the wind howls – perpetrators use this to their advantage as we cannot hear much happening on the outside of our homes. Vehicles parked outside a home on a lawn lures perpetrators in to the area and thus increases all types of crime in your suburb. Stay vigilant!