Festive season clampdown on crime

Cape Town Central Police conducted daily crime prevention operations during the festive season.

These included vehicle check points, daily patrols, motorbike patrols and stop and search operations in partnership with the City Central Improvement District, neighbourhood watches and private security companies. 

Between December 1 and January 7, police arrested 862 people for contact crime such as robberies or murder. Two people were arrested for murder, two for attempted murder, two for robberies, one man for carjacking, a man for house robbery and a man was arrested for rape. 

Two people were arrested for sexual assault, 35 people for assault and 11 people for robbery with a weapon. 

Police also confiscated 1.6kg of drugs 1612.12 grams, which included cocaine, crack, ti