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Hijacking and Road Safety

Hijacking in South Africa

  • Carjackings between April 2005 and March 2006 = 12,825
  • Truck Hijackings between April 2005 and March 2006 = 829

The SAPS Strategic Plan (2004 – 2007) includes four key strategic priorities for the medium term. One of these is to:

  • combat organised crime by focusing on drug and firearm trafficking, vehicle theft and hijacking, as well as commercial crime and corruption among public officials

Measures to Decrease Hijackings

Over the last 4 years there has been a decrease in the number of reported hijackings, mainly because of:

  • The formation of anti-hijacking police units
  • The launch of “Operation Ngena” – targeting hijacking syndicates
  • Hijacking units that consist of investigative, crime intelligence and rapid response components
  • Dedicated hijacking courts to reduce case times and increase the conviction rate of hijackers
  • Enhanced effectiveness of vehicle tracking technology

Road Safety and Hijackings

Every motorist should equip himself /herself with knowledge that could assist him/ her in avoiding hijack situations, or how to handle such a situation:

The Facts: Crime Statistics from South African Police Services

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