Are South African hijackers also tracking hotspots?

Security, insurance and car tracking companies regularly publish new hijacking statistics detailing which areas and roads are the worst affected.

While the majority of experts agree that the trends themselves don’t change, there are questions as to whether hijackers are making use of the same data to target areas which were previously seen as ‘safer’.

This was a question raised this past week after Arrive Alive approached colleagues from the vehicle tracking and security companies for updates on the latest statistics.

While the companies were happy to provide the data, one of the tracking businesses noted that it had recently seen some different hijacking points and were wondering if its stats impact on this.

“In other words, do these thugs learn from our stats?”

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