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Crime Stats Simplified

The coloured areas on the map are the different police precincts in South Africa. To find your local police precinct and see the crime statistics for your area, select your province, enter your street or suburb name below and click Search:

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Colour the map by crime category:  Choose a year:

How To Use This Website

The more you know about crime in your home and office precincts the better. Use our application, navigate your way around this website and see how much information we will supply you with at no charge.

Please note that the South African Police crime statistics are available from http://www.saps.gov.za. The purpose of this website is to enable the user to have access to our application.


How does this work?
Search by address and view the overall crime statistics for your area at no charge.

Understanding the Heatmap

The Heatmap displays all the precincts in South Africa to you. Each precinct is colour coded.


The number of total crimes for the category or categories you have chosen are sorted numerically and then divided into 5 blocks, called quintiles.


The first quintile contains the precincts in the bottom 20%, so they have the least crimes. They are shown in green.


The fifth quintile contains the precincts that have are in the top 20% in terms of number of crimes, in other words they have the most crimes. They are shown in red.


Therefore the colour of the precinct, from green to orange to red, indicates how many crimes it has in comparison to the others.


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