The prevention of the following types of crimes mostly fall under indivuals taking precautions to minimise risk. Dont get me wrong, I am not giving the police a free pass. It remains the responsiblity of the police to put criminal’s behind bars.
Burglary at non-residential premises.
Reported cases: 71 131
Burglary at residential premises.
Reported cases: 227 727
Theft out of motor vehicles.
Reported cases: 129 088
Shop-lifting. Theft not reported elesewhere.
Reported cases: 302 353
Robbery at residential premises.
Reported cases: 22 255
Roberry at non-residential premises.
Reported cases: 19 987
Reported cases: 73 261
This adds-up to 845 802 incidents. Is the private security industry sleeping at the wheel or are individuals and businesses not using or in-adequately using the services this massive industry provides?
There are three factor contributing to the in adequate response to reducing the above crime stats by the private security industry.
- One of the contributing factors comes from business employing untrained and unregistered security officers.
- Clients not wanting to pay proper rates for services rendered there-by utilising sub-par services to provide their security.
- Clients and employers failing to understand that observation and monitoring is an important skill that must be invested in. The what and how to monitor is not always properly taught.