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[INFOGRAPHIC] 📊 Crime Stats September 2023

In September, 261 incidents were reported to our Emergency Dispatch Centre. This is a 32% increase compared to the rate we recorded in August. The top types of incidents throughout the month were theft of copper, house breaking and theft.


Throughout the month of September we arrested 20 suspects and recovered 13 stolen or hijacked vehicles. 💪

Marshall Security’s High-Speed Chase Stops Vehicle Theft Ring In Its Tracks: The Full Story
Our Special Operations Team just dropped the hammer on Durban’s boldest vehicle theft syndicate! Watch the adrenaline-pumping dash cam footage of a heart-pounding, high-speed chase that led to their epic takedown. You won’t believe what we uncovered inside their getaway car.

Team Members Apprehends Thief Thanks To Vigilant Homeowner
Due to our team’s rapid response and a vigilant homeowner team, we were able to apprehend a bin thief in Rose Hills.

Double Win: Remarkable Recoveries Of Hijacked Vehicles Thanks To Special Ops Collaboration
Crime doesn’t stand a chance when we unite! From a Toyota Hilux to a CAT TLB, our dedicated teams, together with partners, have turned the tide against hijackers twice today!


Greenwood Park and Durban North are experiencing increased copper theft. Alarmingly, fewer than half these incidents are reported to SAPS. Remember, it’s the owner’s duty, not the municipality’s, to report stolen water meters. To mitigate risks, consider transitioning from copper to polypropylene pipes and fittings. Additionally, there’s been a surge in house break-ins. We urge the community to stay alert, enhance security measures, and promptly report any suspicious activities. Your safety is paramount.

Please note that this information is based on incidents that have been reported to us and to which we have responded.

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