Cape Town Central Police Station topped the list of the 30 police stations that recorded the most serious crimes in the first quarter of the year.
A police statement said on the Friday before Parliament Release of detailed crime statistics expected at 12pm.
The channel recorded 2,653 serious crimes from January to March – a 54.2% increase from the previous year.
The statistics in this year compare lockdown level 1 in 2022 to lockdown level 3 in 2021.
Honeydew station in Gauteng recorded the second highest numbers at 2,149 – a 5.6% increase – followed by Durban Central with 2,037 (11.9%). ).
Four police departments in the top 30 recorded a lower number compared to the previous year. These include Pinetown and Plessislaer in KwaZulu-Natal with 1,516 and 1,494, respectively, a -7.7% and -2.1% difference.
Kraaifontein in the Western Cape recorded 1,450, a -1% difference , and Witbank in Mpumalanga with 1,366, a difference of 11%.
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