Johannesburg - The SA Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) has praised the police for a decrease in cash-in-transit heists in the 2012/2013 financial year.
“The downward trend demonstrates the commitment shown by dedicated policemen and women working in collaboration with (others)... to bring to book perpetrators of crimes,” Sabric chief executive Kalyani Pillay said in a statement.
“We would like to thank the police for working with the business industries and we believe that this collaborative approach helps and goes a long way in the eradication of crime.”
The national crime statistics, released by Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa on Thursday, showed that robberies had decreased.
Robberies at non-residential premises had decreased by 0.6 percent, cash-in-transit robberies by 20.3 percent, and bank robberies by 80 percent. - Sapa