Cash-in-transit heists up 56.6 percent

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PARLIAMENT, September 11 – The number of cash-in-transit heists in South Africa rose from 152 in the 2016/17 financial year to 238, the country’s crime statistics, tabled in Parliament on Tuesday, shows.
 
This represented a 56.6 percent increase. 
 
“We have reached the lowest point at 2014/15, unfortunately since 2014/15, we had three consecutive years whereby this crime increased,” the SA Police head of crime research and statistics, Major General Norman Sekhukhune, told MPs.
 
In 2014/15 the number of cash-in-transit heists totalled 119, increasing to 137 the next year, 152 in the next year, culminating in the record 238 in 2017/18.
 
– African News Agency (ANA)