Tracker reveals KZN's hijacking hotspots

Tracker reveals KZN's hijacking hotspots

KwaZulu-Natal's worst hijacking hotspots can be found in Durban, Chatsworth and Phoenix, according to statistics by vehicle security and recovery service, Tracker.  

Robertsham Hijacking
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It's released its vehicle crime stats for the period from July 2019 to June this year. 

According to the report, hijackers have continued to operate during the COVID-19 lockdown. 

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The company's Ron Knott-Craig says motor vehicle crimes have continued to rise amid restrictions to curb coronavirus infections. 

He says in May the figure increased to 62% of average vehicle crime activities. 

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"May was up three-fold compared to April and June was close to normal levels and now in July, it's back to normal. 

"There was an average of 56% hijacking to 44% - whereas compared to the prior year it was 45 to 55%. Hijacking is certainly a cause for concern," says Knott-Craig. 

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