Aug 25

More than 430 kidnappings in Western Cape during first six months of 2023

Over 430 people were kidnapped in the Western Cape during the first half of this year.  The latest crime statistics, released by the Western Cape police this week, showed that kidnappings had increased by 7% year on year between April and June. News24 reports that between January and March, 193 people were kidnapped, with most of the cases (137) taking place in Cape Town. Between April and June, 244 people were kidnapped. Of those, 187 cases were recorded in Cape Town.