Johannesburg – Greater than 26 of the 30 police stations with essentially the most instances of driving inebriated or medication will be present in Gauteng, the most recent quarterly crime statistics present.
The crime statistics for January to March this yr present a steep decline of greater than 55% in arrests for driving beneath the affect (DUI), with 8 583 individuals arrested in the course of the interval.
In the identical interval final yr, 2019 and 2018, greater than 19 000 individuals had been arrested, whereas in 2017 simply over 16 000 individuals had been arrested.
Police Minister Bheki Cele and Police Commissioner Normal Khehla Sitole introduced the quarterly crime statistics, in Pretoria on Friday afternoon.
The crime stats present that Gauteng motorists had been the most important culprits for DUI offences, accounting for 19 of the highest 20 offending suburbs within the nation.
The police stations with essentially the most incidents had been Germiston, Tembisa, Kempton Park, Tsakane and Kagiso.
Prime 20 DUI areas
Kempton Park, Gauteng
Norkem Park, Gauteng
Tembisa South, Gauteng
Johannesburg Central, Gauteng
Ivory Park, Gauteng
Mamelodi East, Gauteng
Eldorado Park, Gauteng
Rounding off the highest 30 police stations was Jap Cape’s Madeira police station, KZN’s Newcastle police station, Mooinooi within the North West, Knysna within the Western Cape, together with Gauteng’s Sunnyside, Krugersdorp, De Deur, Alberton, Tokoza and Vereeniging police stations.
“Crime detected on account of police motion is normally not reported to the police, largely depending on the deployment of regulation enforcement personnel and employment of intelligence,” the crime stats famous.
“The crime is normally recorded after the apprehension of suspects in reference to following offences: unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition, drug-related crimes, driving inebriated and/or medication, and sexual offences detected on account of police motion.”
The crime stats, nonetheless, do present a big discount in drunk driving arrests, which could possibly be attributed to the pandemic, because the police station with essentially the most arrests, Germiston, had 159 arrests from January by March, whereas Knysna, the station with the thirtieth most arrests, had 45 arrests in the identical interval.
By province breakdown, Gauteng had the lion’s share of the arrests, accounting for greater than 44% of the full DUI arrests.
DUI arrests by province
Gauteng – 3824
Western Cape – 968
KZN – 944
Limpopo – 796
Jap Cape – 610
Free State – 600
Mpumalanga – 388
North West – 367
Northern Cape – 86