Top 10 dangerous places in the Western Cape
Article by Boitumelo Motimele
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Planning to visit the Western Cape province after the lockdown and want to know which places are safe and unsafe? Well, Crimestatssa has combined a report of the places most hit by crime in the Western Cape. Let's see what the province is ranked at what position.
The Western Cape has ranked second province in South Africa with the worst crimes after Gauteng. However, Gauteng has reported the highest crimes in 2018/19 but the Western Cape has the worst precincts with the worst crimes.
According to Crimestatssa.com, In 2018/19, there were 436,259 crimes reported in the Western Cape. The worst crime area is Cape Town Central, with 16,246 reported crimes (3.7% of the total).
The 10 worst precincts together make up 23.5% of all reported crimes in the province (102,363 crimes).
Here is a list of the top 10 precincts with the number of crimes:
Precinct - Number of crimes
Cape Town Central - 16 246
Mitchells Plain - 15 205
Kraaifontein - 11 071
Delft - 10 221
Nyanga - 9 324
Worcester - 8 924
Bellville - 8 159
Stellenbosch - 7 892
Mfuleni - 7 731
Kleinvlei - 7 590