Western Suburbs: Port Elizabeth’s capital with the highest increase in burglaries
The SAPS most recent crime stats indicate that the Western Suburbs of Port Elizabeth had the highest increase of residential and business robberies for the period 2018/19. A startling 84% increase in robberies were recorded by the SAPS during this period. Theft of motor vehicles increased by 8.9%. Meanwhile, Humewood and surrounding areas recorded as the second highest, with robberies up by 22%. The area of Walmer saw a significant decline in robberies at residential properties while commercial properties saw an increase of 33%. In Walmer, all contact crimes increased, with attempted murder up by 45% and murder up by 42%
Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery said these alarming statistics show that crime has moved into the Western Suburbs of Port Elizabeth.
How can you protect yourself?
Having a fully functional alarm system could prevent many of these robberies, in fact it is a necessity today. It is the best decision a home owner can make in a society where robbery and burglary are on the rise. A security alarm system is one of the first new purchases all home or business owners should make.
It pays to get professional help when it comes to protecting your business or home from brazen thieves. It is recommended to get the help of a professional security alarm company that has sufficient experience in business and residential security systems.
Contact our team on 0861 585 585 or click here and we will have a security specialist contact you.