Atlas Security release crime statistic with a double digit rise in crime from 16 – 23 May 2019.

This week, residential properties suffered 55% of the incidents.

In total 45 incidents (36% increase) were reported to Atlas Security during this period. A record 75% increase on positive burglaries were reported that’s a total of 21 positive burglaries, one armed robbery, and five theft incidents.

The most reported incidents happened on Saturday between 00:13 – 19:55.

The highest trending items reported to have been stolen are:

  • Plasma TV’s
  • Cellphones
  • Jewellery
  • Cash
  • Electronics
  • Safes

Commercial loss:

  •         Cash from cash registers
  •         Copper pipes
  •         Cigarettes
  •         Stock items
  •         Lawn-mowers

The burglars’ most trending entry points were:

  • Front door
  • Windows

Hotspots for the week:

  •         Uitenhage
  •         Walmer