The
2016/2017
#CrimeStats are a
reminder that South Africa’s battle against syndicated and organised criminals
is far from won.

“With
a record high of 20 680 armed robberies against business recorded in the
latest
crime statistics, South Africa
is experiencing 57 attacks per day, a figure that should prompt critical
intervention by industry and government,” says Richard Phillips, joint CEO
of
Cash Connect.  

Judging
by the national crime statistics released by Minister of Police, Fikile
Mbalula, cash- related crime has increased yet again, sounding an alarm that
the mitigation of cash crime should be prioritised.

Professional
and habitual criminals who are extremely well organised, skilled and financed,
are attacking the retail sector, the CIT sector, as well as banks and ATMs in
pursuit of large quantities of cash.”

Phillips
concludes that South Africa’s retail and CIT sectors are desperate for a
critical intervention to curb cash crime.  By pushing for a coordinated
approach of sharing crucial information among industry bodies and investing in
crime intelligence, technology improvements and labour relations, the tide can
be turned.  The time for action is now.

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