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South Africa’s national crime statistics for the 2016/2017 period has been announced on 24 October 2017.

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SAPS 2016/17
business robberies
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business robberiesCASH IN CIRCULATION
& CIT robberies are on the agenda
SA has R136 billion cash in circulation so cash in transit robberies remain high on the criminal agenda
[South African Reserve Bank]
crime stats

372%

increase in business robberies in the last 11 years.
372% increase in business robberies in the last 11 years
[SAPS 2016/17]

20 680

crime trendsRobberies targeted at businesses in 2016/17
Robbery against businesses for the 2016/2017 financial year shows that there were 20 680 while for the 2015/2016 financial year there were 19 698 robberies. This is an increase of 5%.
[SAPS 2016/17]
business robberiesCash in Transit robberies have once again increased by some 11%
While bank robberies have decreased by 50% for the 2016/2017 financial year, with only 3 cases reported across the country, Cash in Transit robberies have once again increased by some 11%.
[SAPS 2016/17]
explosives
On average there are 207 cases of breaking and entering burglaries per day.
[SAPS 2016/17]
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.

57

armed robberies every day.business robberies
South Africa has approximately 57 armed robberies against businesses each day
[SAPS 2016/17]
Retailers & businesses have a armed robberychance of armed robbery with 57 attacks daily.
South Africa has approximately 57 armed robberies against businesses each day
[SAPS 2016/17]
Organised crimeBusiness burglaries show an upward spiral with

75 618

burglaries in 2016/2017.
[SAPS 2016/17]
Business burglaries show an upward spiral with 75 618 burglaries in 2016/2017.
[SAPS 2016/17]
business robberiesRobberies against businesses for the 2016/2017 financial year shows an increase of 5%
Robbery against businesses for the 2016/2017 financial year shows that there were 20 680 while for the 2015/2016 financial year there were 19 698 robberies. This is an increase of 5%.
[SAPS 2016/17]
business robberies There has been a 300% increase in the use of explosives for the period 1 March 2016 to 28 February 2017.
Organised crime remains very active in the cash economy. There has been a 300% increase in the use of explosives for the period 1 March 2016 to 28 February 2017.
[Industry fact]

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2017
CRIME TRENDS
crime statsPeak periods April & December
Peak periods for business crime in SA are April & December

150%

increase in robberies for retailers
The retail sector experienced over 150% increase in robberies in 2016

400%

increase in the use of plastic explosives
In the last year, the use of plastic explosives (cash device bombings) in attempts to steal from cash deposit devices increased by over 400%

50%

of all attacks are armed robberies
Armed robberies are the largest criminal activity targeting retail businesses – accounting for over 50% of all attacks on businesses
crime trendsPlastic explosives most common
Plastic explosives - Are the most common form of execution to access cash safes
Cash in Transit robberiesCriminal getaway out of sight
Criminal getaway vehicles - Are no longer parked on the forecourt, but out of sight of the cctv cameras
Organised crimeTargets soft targets 24/7
Targets - Retailers that operate 24/7 with light-weight cash devices are softer targets
armed attacksMore than one panic button is a must
Armed reaction companies suggest that businesses should make sure there is more than one panic button with quick, easy access of armed response on site
business robberies...of all armed robberies are committed on a Saturday or Sunday night
80% of all armed robberies are committed on a Saturday night or Sunday night between 23:00 and 02:00 in the morning
explosives...increase in Cash in Transit robberies
Cash in Transit (CIT) robberies showed an increase of 11% from 137 to 152 cases for the year
[SAPS 2016/2017]
business robberies Targeted outside trading hours with grinders
Business burglaries are targeted at general retailers and are attacked outside trading hours with grinders to access the cash devices

The Solution.

Retailers must consider a retail cash vault (stronger than a drop safe) that is built to minimum SABS Category 4 standard to resist most of the common methods of forced entry and deflect the criminal to softer retail pickings. But this cash vault is merely one cog in a holistic cash management approach.

It has to be an end-to-end cash management and payments solution that guarantees your cash from the moment it’s deposited into the cash safe until it is in your bank account. This is the future of retail banking and it’s been available for retailers / businesses in SA for a while now.

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