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