Earlier today the Minister of Police revealed the crime statistics for South Africa. The sad truth is that South Africa is still trapped in a web of crime, with 5700 serious crimes reported every day in the country.
It has been revealed that the Police are reporting 18 000 murders per year. Business robberies are up by a staggering 41.5%, and commercial crime is up 16%. While so-called contact crime still accounted for 32% of all crime, there had been declines in five of the seven categories measured – including murder, which was down by 3.4%.
But what do the stats tell us about car insurance?
Of particular concern is the following statistics:
- House robberies are up 27.3%
- Vehicle hijackings are up 5%
- Truck hijackings are up by 15.4%
This is confirmation that South African car owners need to protect themselves from vehicle loss. Not only will it be required to have car insurance in place to cover against financial harm – but also vigilant and alert driving to protect from bodily harm.
On this Blog we will strive to provide advice, suggestions and information on how to protect both cars and the lives of vehicle owners!
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