#CrimeStats | Cash-in-transit heists decrease significantly

All provinces except the Eastern Cape record a decline in these ultra-violent crimes

12 September 2019 - 14:08 By Graeme Hosken
File photo of a cash-in-transit van that was sprayed with gunfire during a heist.
File photo of a cash-in-transit van that was sprayed with gunfire during a heist.
Image: Intelligence Bureau SA via Facebook

The scourge of deadly cash-in-transit heists in the country has declined significantly.

In releasing the latest crime statistics on Thursday, the police revealed that heists had decreased by 23.1%.


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The drop saw cash-in-transit heists decreasing from 238 in the 2017/2018 financial year to 183 in the 2018/2019 financial year.

Gauteng again was the top province with 62 heists (down from 80 in the 2017/2018 financial year), with the Eastern Cape the only province in the country to record an increase in the number of heists (up from 23 in 2017/2018 financial year, to 46 in the 2018/2019 financial year).

Bank robberies have dropped significantly over previous years, from 93 in 2009/2010 to four in 2018/2019.


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