The latest crime stats have been released by the South African Police Service (SAPS) in line with international standards. The objective of this is to further enhance the quality and reliability of South African crime statistics.
The latest figures show that car hijackings have increased by 14.3% when compared to the last year. Acting Police Commissioner Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane has suggested that modern security features, which made it harder to steal parked cars, were partly to blame for an increase in car hijackings and a decrease in vehicle theft.
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