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    South Africa has a NEW list of hijacking hot-spots – here’s the top 20…

    The latest crime stats for the fourth quarter of 2021/22 make for grim reading, after they were made public on Friday. Murder, sexual assaults, and kidnappings are all on the rise – and things aren’t looking great in the hijacking hot-spots of South Africa, either.

    Where are the worst hijacking hot-spots in South Africa?

    If you’re in Gauteng, you will need to exercise the utmost caution as a motorist. A total of 16 hijacking hot-spots from the top 20 are based in the province – including the most prolific precinct.

    Mamelodi East has surged to the top of the table, after hijacking incidents almost TREBLED compared the same quarter in 2021. Meanwhile, three Western Cape regions feature amongst the top five hot-spots.

    Gauteng’s carjacking nightmare

    Harare, Phillipi East, and Nyanga have racked up 211 hijackings between them in the first three months of 2022. Although, Nyanga is perhaps due some credit, as hijackings have dropped by roughly 40% in the last 12 months.

    Concerningly, spaces 6 to 19 on the list are Gauteng suburbs. Inanda, KZN (20th place) is the only entry that’s not based in the country’s most densely-populated province OR the Western Cape.

    You can view the top 20 list of SA’s hijacking hot-spots here:

    RankLocationHijackings from Jan-Mar 2021Hijackings from Jan-Mar 2022Change
    1Mamelodi East, Gauteng3498+64
    2Harare, Western Cape5587+32
    3Phillipi East, Western Cape4964+15
    4Alexandra, Gauteng3661+25
    5Nyanga, Western Cape10760-47
    6Orange Farms, Gauteng2559+34
    7Pretoria West, Gauteng3655+19
    8Tsakane, Gauteng3355+22
    9Moroka, Gauteng3653+17
    10Olievenhoutbosch, Gauteng4951+2
    11Germiston, Gauteng2149+28
    12Tembisa, Gauteng5448-6
    13Akasia, Gauteng4248+6
    14Sandringham, Gauteng47470
    15Kempton Park, Gauteng4347+4
    16Lenasia, Gauteng2446+23
    17Evaton, Gauteng2346+2
    18Honeydew, Gauteng4345+2
    19Ivory Park, Gauteng3644+8
    20Inanda, KZN4043+3

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