Atlas Security release crime statistics from 2 August – 6 August 2019.  

Commercial properties took another hit this week making up 72% of the incidents over this period.

We’ve noted that burglaries that take place during a weekend tend to occur late morning, whereas burglaries taking place during the week tend to start after midnight. Please take note of the trending entry point, windows are always burglars top means of entry, make sure you are well protected and have all security measures in place.

In total 25 incidents were reported to Atlas Security during the period in question. Of these, 7 were positive burglaries, two attempted burglaries, two house robberies and two armed robberies.  The most reported incidents happened on Saturday between 11:05 – 15:59 .

The highest trending items reported to have been stolen are:

  • Plasma TV’s
  • Cellphones
  • Electronics
  • Sneakers
  • Cash

Commercial loss:

  • Cash from cash registers
  • Laptops
  • Computers
  • Cellphones
  • Copper pipes
  • Cigarettes

The burglars’ most trending entry point was:

  • Windows

Hotspots for the week:

  • Newton Park