Most categories of aggravated robbery have increased, with truck hijackings seeing the biggest rise of 29.1%, according to the crime statistics for the 2014/15 period.

There were 288 more truck hijackings in this period, pushing up the number to 1 279 compared with 2013/14. Car hijackings increased by 14.2%, the second-biggest increase in this category.

There were 12 773 carjackings reported in the 2014/15, compared with 11 180 in the previous reporting year. Robberies at residential premises increased by 5.2%.

In the 2013/14 period, there were 19 284 home robberies. This increased by 997 to 20 281 in the 2014/15 period. Robbery of non-residential premises increased by 3.2% from 18 573 in 2013/14 to 19 170 in 2014/15.

Robbery of cash-in-transit vehicles and bank robberies decreased from 145 to 119 – by 17.9% – in 2014/15. There were four fewer bank robberies in the 2014/15 year compared with the previous year, bringing the number down from 21 to 17.-News24

Source: News 24 wire