Brits hotspots for burglaries

According to the police’s national crime statistics released on Friday, Brits is among the top 20 hotspots in the country for burglaries at non-residential premises such as businesses.

Minister of police, Bheki Cele, on Friday announced the national crime statistics for the past year from April 2019 to March 2020.

According to the statistics, Brits is no 20 on the list of police areas with the most burglaries at non-residential premises with a total 289 cases.

But is it not just all bad news. Brits and Letlhabile police stations are both under the top 30 police stations in the country for detecting sexual offences as a result of police action. Brits police detected 125 sexual offences cases and Letlhabile 84.

Another police station in the Brits police cluster, the Mooinooi police station, also features in the national crime statistics in the child murder category. Five murders in this areas were committed by children.

Hartbeespoort seems to be doing well on the crime front, as it is not mentioned in any of the top 30 crime areas in the various crimes categories.