South African Hijacking

Scene Assist shares hijacking facts
and tips to help you avoid
becoming a victim.

FACTS

there are 49 Hijackings every day
in South Africa

#1 CRIME FACT

Half of all Hijackings occur in Gauteng

Gauteng and Johannesburg are hot spots for hijacking.

#2 CRIME FACT

The Highest RISK times for hijackings are from Sunset to MidNight

Friday & Saturday nights see the highest number of incidents

#3 CRIME FACT

firearms were used in 94% of hijackings

#4 CRIME FACT

CRIME TIPS

Avoid traveling At
high Risk Times
Especially at Night

#1 CRIME TIPS

Leave half a car length in Front of you

If you have to come to a stop at an intersection, make sure that you have enough space to get out of there, if you need to.

#2 CRIME TIP

Use Your Mirrors

Practice situational awareness and check your mirrors and blind spots regularly so that you know who is around you and what they are doing.

#3 CRIME TIP

Put Away your cell phone

Turn down the radio too. By eliminating distractions you can be more aware and identify threats.

#4 CRIME TIP

Make sure your driveway and gate is well lit

Make sure the entrance to your home is a safe space, with no surprises.

#5 CRIME TIP

Make sure your drive way is Free from Shrubs and plants

Overgrown plants provide the perfect opportunity for criminals to surprise you. Take away that opportunity by removing any hiding places.

#6 CRIME TIP

Lock your car's doors
& Close your windows

#7 CRIME TIP

Regularly check if you are being followed

If you are being followed, drive to the nearest police station or busy public place.

#8 CRIME TIP

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