Krugersdorp has seen a significant increase in various kind of crimes. Krugersdorp police spokes person Captain Raymond Sebonyani provided some details of the crime hot spots and the crimes committed there:
• Sector 1 – Krugersdorp central experiences high levels of hijackings, common robbery, theft of motor vehicles and business burglaries.
• Sector 2 – Munsieville has a high level of common assault, alcohol-related crimes, housebreaking, malicious damage to property and armed robbery.
• Sector 3 – In Krugersdorp North, Rant-en-dal, Dan Pienaarville, Quellerie Park and Chancliff, there are high levels of theft out of motor vehicles, theft of motor vehicles, house robberies and theft of gate motors .
• Sector 4 – Monument, Noordheuwel, Wentworth Park and the R28 experience high rates of malicious damage to property, housebreaking and theft, robbery (common and armed ) and house robbery.
• Sector 5 – In Krugersdorp West, Boltonia, Oatlands, Delporton, Burgershoop, Westrand Cons and on the R28 towards Tarlton there are high levels of house robberies, housebreaking and theft, assault (common and GBH ) and malicious damage to property.
Krugersdorp named a house break-in and burglary hotspot
• Sector 7 – Noordheuwel and Rangeview have high levels of house robbery, housebreaking and theft.
• Sector 8 – Mindalore, Lewisham and Kenmare experience high levels of hijackings, housebreaking and theft.
• Sector 9 – Silverfields, Breaunanda, Factoria, and the R28/ Main Reef Road have high levels of robbery (common) with weapons other than firearms, house robberies, hijackings, housebreaking and theft.
• Sector 10 – Sterkfontein, Honingklip, Protea Ridge and Oaktree have high levels of house robberies, hijackings, housebreaking and theft.
The police urge residents to be vigilant when travelling or walking around these crime hot spots, and provided some safety tips:
• Make sure that your car is properly locked when you get out of it.
• Avoid walking late at night alone – instead, walk in groups.
• Make sure your yard gate is properly locked at night.
• Avoid parking in remote areas e.g. open veld areas.
• Avoid hitch-hiking as you will not know the intention of the person giving you a lift or the person you are giving a lift to.
• Tell your neighbour or family member about your whereabouts.
• Make sure that windows are properly locked and talk to the car guards around the parking area.
• Use caution and don’t walk in poorly lighted areas, dark doorways, or open veld.
• Don’t accept rides from strangers, and don’t respond to comments from strangers on the street.
• Watch your surroundings and be alert for suspicious persons, especially around banks, stores, street, and your car or home.
• Close your car windows when driving at night and be cautious when approaching traffic lights.
• Avoid closing your business/ shop late.
• Don’t leave your valuable items visible in the car.
• Install strong burglar bars on your doors and windows.
• You may want to install an alarm system in your house.
• Consider installing a tracking system in your car.