Crime is down but stay vigilant

Col Martin van Nieuwenhuizen is the head of Vispol policing at the Benoni Police Station

“We have seen a recent decrease in crime across all categories, except common assault and domestic violence,” said Col Martin van Nieuwenhuizen, commander of the Benoni Visible Policing unit (Vispol).

Van Nieuwenhuizen said although house and business robberies and break-ins decreased, they remain a problem in Benoni.

He said most of these incidents hinge on insider information.

Across all the CPF sectors represented at the meeting, these crimes were a major concern.

One speaker said criminals now target houses during the day, when the residents and CPF patrollers are at work.

This has been countered by taking in unemployed CPF members, who can patrol during the day.

Van Nieuwenhuizen urged members of the public, CPF, police and private security to remain on high alert despite the drop in crime, as it will again spike if people become complacent.

 

Also read:

Help the CPF fight crime

Follow us on these platforms:

Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

For news straight to your phone invite us:
WhatsApp: 079 431 1217

Instagram: benonicitytimes.co.za

  AUTHOR
Erik van Dijk
Journalist

find your
dream home

looking for an
affordable
apartment

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News

COMMENTS

boksburgadvertiserbrakpanheraldspringsadvertiserafricanreportergetit looklocal.co.zaAutodealer.co.za
Top

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

SUBSCRIBE
to our free NEWSLETTER
!
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

African Reporter
Benoni City Times
Boksburg Advertiser
Brakpan Herald
Germiston City News
Springs Advertiser
Tembisan


Your details:


Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)
Other