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Businesses targeted in Springs crime

Burglary at non-residential premises increased sharply from 37 cases in 2019 to 61 between October and December.

Springs remains a dangerous place in which to run a business, according to the third quarterly national crime statistics.
The stats reveal crimes committed between October and December in 21 categories.
Last year, minister of police Gen Bheki Cele announced the stats would be released quarterly and hoped this new approach would allow for timely intervention measures aimed at crime reduction.

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Just like in the previous quarter, the Springs Police Station featured in four top 30 lists.
The station recorded 26 incidences of a robbery at non-residential premises. However, this is a decrease from the 36 incidents recorded between October and December 2019. This landed the station at position 18 of the top 30 stations for such crimes.
Springs also landed in position 21 in the truck hijacking category, with five incidents recorded. This is an increase of three cases when compared to stats for October and December 2019.

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There were 149 cases of a burglary at residential premises. This is a notable decline compared to the 202 incidences at the same time in 2019.
Burglary at non-residential premises increased sharply from 37 cases in 2019 to 61 between October and December.

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