Tag Archives: crime

Minimise your risk of being hijacked

More than 40 cars are hijacked each day in South Africa, making hijacking one of the biggest problems facing the South African Police Services (SAPS).

OurHood celebrates partnership with Parkmore Community Association

Over the past two years, the adoption of OurHood in the Parkmore community in Johannesburg has more than doubled, making it one of the fastest growing neighbourhoods on OurHood. This is a result of the active local partner, the Parkmore Community Association (PCA),…

Your neighbours are your best home security asset

Home security and safety in the neighbourhood probably tops most people’s list of what makes them feel secure. And while there are many security companies and projects and strategies aimed at keeping you safe, the most basic and effective safety precaution is often…

Your holiday safety checklist

Summer is finally here and the festive season is upon us. This time of the year marks the start of family, fun and vacations! But while you’re counting down the days until you can haul out the suitcases and sunscreen, the holiday safety…

Crime stats broken down

The Minister of Police released the official South African Police Services (SAPS) crime stats last week. These stats still have communities mostly shocked by the numbers of crimes reported in the 2015/2016 year in review. We looked at what these crime stats actually are…

Crime stats – what you need to know

Today marks the release of the 2015/2016 national crime statistics by the South African Police Services (SAPS). These crime stats already show a 4.9% increase to the murder rate across South Africa compare to the 2014/2015 year in review. It is no doubt…

Who you gonna call?

When there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, who you gonna call? The most obvious answer is the Ghostbusters. But while the group of monster hunters may be suitable for extinguishing ghosts and ghouls, they may not be equipped to help you with problems…

Safety is a community effort

Crime and safety tops the lists of concerns in a neighbourhood. And while government and municipalities have various law enforcement and policing measures in place to ensure citizens’ safety, crime can only effectively be combated when communities and the police work together.

Burglars Target Homes During Load Shedding

It looks like the bad guys are making use of Eskom’s load shedding timetables to target homes who aren’t able to set their alarms.[expand title=”Read More…“] When a new crime was posted after load shedding on Friday night, all the neighbours in Camps…