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Crime in Durbanville – hotspots identified ESMÉ ERASMUS @erasmusesme

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everal factors contributed to crime in Durbanville between April last year and February this year, among them the antisocial behaviour of the youth in Fisantekraal and Morningstar. Warrant Officer Henk Roux, crime intelligence officer of the Durbanville police, shared information regarding crime in Durbanville at a meeting of the Durbanville Community Policing Forum (CPF), held at D’Aria on 22 February. Theft of and out of vehicles was high, especially in the central business district (CBD). Most of these incidents were reported to have occurred between 15:00 and 18:00, he said. The majority of incidents of residential housebreaking were reported in Fisantekraal and Sonstraal Heights. According to Roux security complexes create a perception of safety and security, but the police do not have access to these complexes and criminals use this to their advantage. “They also have an easy escape route through the adjacent fields,” he said. Hotspots were identified as residences adjacent to open fields or areas close to the CBD, adjacent to Morningstar, he said. The most common crimes reported in these areas include robberies in the streets, theft out of vehicles and incidents of stone throwing at vehicles in De Villiers Avenue. Roux said the drug outlets in Morningstar play a role in crime in the CBD. A group of young people in Morningstar has been identified as the culprits, he said. “We know their names and they have been arrested on several occasions. They have no money or access to a decent meal

and break in to feed their drug habit. Almost 90% of the time they are caught with drugs on them and the remaining 10% in possession of stolen property. “They have been found in Vygeboom at night where they are presumably looking for opportunities to break in. Other hotspots are the clubhouses at the sports fields just behind Morningstar. These clubhouses are not only used for sport, but are rented out as party venues at night. It is dark in the parking areas and people get robbed or their cars broken into.” Another crime hotspot in the CBD of Durbanville is the area around the Meraki Pub, “which is associated with a lot of crime”. “The criminals go to the pub, watch the people inside to look for targets Another crime hotspot is the informal settlement in Fisantekraal, Roux said. “The houses are close to one another; there are no roads between the houses, and it is not safe to walk there at night. “It is a challenge, even for the police. Their vehicles get damaged and policemen are attacked,” he said. “Spaza shops are also a headache for the police. They are usually run by foreigners, who get robbed – some several times.” Roux said another challenge for the Durbanville police is that, despite huge development, they have not received any additional police officers. “Also the wine farms surrounding Durbanville are no longer just farms, they have restaurants, they present festivals and have become business areas. “Despite all these factors, crime has decreased in the past five years – especially residential burglary, which decreased from 1059 to 557 incidents in 2016/17. This was not only due to the hard work of the police, but it was a community effort,” Roux said.

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