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business robberiesCASH IN CIRCULATION
& CIT robberies are on the agenda
SA has R140 billion cash in circulation so cash in transit robberies remain high on the criminal agenda
[South African Reserve Bank]
crime stats

3%

decrease in business robberies in 2017/2018.
3% decrease in business robberies in 2017/2018
[SAPS 2017/18]

20 047

crime trendsRobberies targeted at businesses in 2017/18
Robbery against businesses for the 2017/2018 financial year shows that there were 20 047 robberies.
[SAPS 2017/18]
business robberiesCash in Transit robberies have once again increased by some

57%

Cash in Transit robberies have once again increased by some 57%.
[SAPS 2017/18]
explosives
On average there are 195 cases of breaking and entering burglaries per day.
[SAPS 2017/18]
business robberies...of attacks are with the help of employees or contractors
90% of attacks on businesses are with the help of employees or contractors
armed robbery

95%

of armed robberies are for cash.
95% of armed robberies are for cash.

55

armed robberies every day.business robberies
South Africa has approximately 55 armed robberies against businesses each day
[SAPS 2017/18]

72%

armed robberyof retailers have manual cash handling processes
72% of retailers have manual cash handling processes
Organised crimeBusiness burglaries show a slight decrease with

71 195

burglaries in 2017/2018.
[SAPS 2017/18]
Business burglaries show a slight decrease with 71 195 burglaries in 2017/2018.
[SAPS 2017/18]
Retailers & businesses have a armed robberychance of armed robbery with 55 attacks daily.
South Africa has approximately 55 armed robberies against businesses each day
[SAPS 2017/18]
Organised crime

28%

of retailers have some form of modern automated cash management system
Only 28% of retailers have some form of modern automated cash management system
business robberiesBank robberies increased by 333% for the 2017/2018 year, 13 cases were reported across the country
Bank robberies increased from 3 in 2016/2017 to 13 in 2017/2018
[SAPS 2017/18]
business robberies Organised crime remains active in the economy
Organised crime remains active in the economy
[Industry fact]
business robberies

CASH IS KING

According to the Global Cash Index report released in June 2017 cash remains the preferred method for the majority of payment transactions.
According to the Global Cash Index report released in June 2017 cash remains the preferred method for the majority of payment transactions.

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