Introducing Bryte Crime Tracker

The Bryte Crime Tracker (which will be released on a frequent basis going forward) is a helpful platform to share information and tips with the public to ensure they proactively reduce their exposure through better risk decisions. We hope it will also assist our brokers to advise customers on the potential risks they, and their respective businesses, could face and the best ways to mitigate against them.

We are excited to announce the release of our Q2 2018 Bryte Crime Tracker, an indicator of long-term crime trends in South Africa as captured by insurance claims, for the period April to June 2018. Please note that the Bryte Crime Tracker measures the annual change, on a quarterly basis, in crime-related claims (due to hijacking, robbery, theft and malicious damage) committed against South African businesses.

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We are delighted to share our Q1 2018 Bryte Crime Tracker, which serves as an indicator of long-term crime trends in South Africa as captured by our insurance claims for the period January to March 2018. As you know, our Tracker measures the annual change, on a quarterly basis, in crime-related claims (due to hijacking, robbery, theft and malicious damage) committed against South African businesses.

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We are pleased to release our Q4 2017 Bryte Crime Tracker, an indicator of long-term crime trends in South Africa as captured by insurance claims, for the period October to December 2017. The Bryte Crime Tracker measures the annual change, on a quarterly basis, in crime-related claims (due to hijacking, robbery, theft and malicious damage) committed against South African businesses.

The Q4 2017 Bryte Crime Tracker reveals a sharp rise in the overall incidents of crime against business when compared to the same period in 2016. An important trend to note is that theft was notably high from as early as October, which could be an indication of criminals building their financial reserves ahead of the festive period. In terms of contact crimes, vehicle hijackings remain prominent on the list of crimes most perpetrated and this trend has been elaborated on in this issue.

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We are pleased to announce the release of the latest edition of our Bryte Crime Tracker, an indicator of long-term crime trends in South Africa as captured by insurance claims, for the period July to September 2017. The Bryte Crime Tracker measures the annual change, on a quarterly basis, in crime-related claims (due to hijacking, robbery, theft and malicious damage) committed against South African businesses.

Key trends noted for the period July – September 2017, when compared to the same period in 2016, include:

  • A 7% year-on-year contraction in overall crimes against business
  • Increase in incidents of malicious damage
  • Decrease in incidents of theft
  • Continued decline in the incidents of contact crimes, with consistent deceleration noted over the past three quarters

While the overall data is encouraging, armed robbery is among the leading contributors to contact crime and thus a major challenge for businesses. An interesting trend outlined in this edition of our Crime Tracker, speaks to the rise of organised crime syndicates and significantly high levels of co-operation from insiders which is driving the increase of cash-in-transit heists and general business robberies.

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Bryte Crime Tracker October 2017

We are pleased to attach the next edition of our Bryte Crime Tracker, an indicator of long-term crime trends in South Africa as captured by insurance claims.

The Q2 2017 Bryte Crime Tracker measures the annual change, on a quarterly basis, in crime related claims (due to hijacking, robbery, theft and malicious damage) committed against South African businesses.

The key trends for the period April – June 2017 include:

  • 7.7% contraction in overall crimes against business in Q2 2017 compared to a 2.7% contraction in Q2 2016
  • A 7.1% decline in theft against businesses in Q2 2017
  • Drop in incidents of contact crime (robberies and hijackings), following a sharp increase in Q4 2016
  • 20.7% reduction in malicious damage (to fixed and movable assets) compared to 5.7% in Q2 2016

Although the data reflects an improvement in the overall exposure of businesses to crime, damage owing to protest action remains a concern. Further evidence suggests that the same crime syndicates target both businesses and homes. The consequences of any crime and loss are severe, therefore it is helpful to share information and tips with customers to ensure they proactively reduce their exposure through better risk decisions.

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Welcome to the March 2017 edition of the Bryte Crime Tracker, a barometer of long-term crime trends in South Africa as captured by insurance claims. Below are some of the highlights to note from the March 2017 data:

  • A 2.5% contraction in overall crime when compared to March 2016
  • Annual contraction in total crimes against businesses
  • Moderation in annual growth of theft
  • Contact crime continuing to contract
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Welcome to the next instalment of the Bryte Crime Tracker which is a barometer of long-term crime trends in South Africa as captured by insurance claims.

Below are some of the highlights to note from the February 2017 data:

  • Theft continues to intensify
  • Contact crime is at a low

The continued increase in theft is a concern and calls for a systematic analysis of key risks. A prevalent form of theft is the so-called smash-and-grab technique, which mainly targets electronics such as cell phones. Sadly, theft of these items is fuelled by the demand of the second-hand goods market and rogue elements within what is commonly known as the ‘black market’.

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We are pleased to be bringing you the second edition of our Bryte Crime Tracker which we launched last month. Just to recap, the Crime Tracker will serve as an indicator of long-term crime trends in South Africa as captured by insurance claims. It measures the annual change in crime-related claims due to hijacking, robbery, theft and malicious damage, committed against individuals and businesses.

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Following on from the reveal of our new brand, we are proud to announce the launch of our Bryte Crime Tracker; an indicator of long-term crime trends in South Africa as captured by insurance claims. The Crime Tracker measures the annual change in crime-related claims due to hijacking, robbery, theft and malicious damage, committed against individuals and businesses.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CRIME TRACKER