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.

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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Bryte Crime Tracker March 2017
 

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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Bryte Crime Tracker February 2017

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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Bryte Crime Tracker January 2017

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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Bryte Crime Tracker 2016

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.

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