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November Insights and Solutions for a Safer Durban

by | Dec 5, 2023 | Blue Security Blog, Business Security, Community Security

November brought its own set of challenges to the forefront of our community’s safety and security. Blue Security was steadfast in its commitment, analyzing 595 reported incidents, each reflecting our ongoing endeavor to ensure a safer environment for all.

Key Statistics for October

Armed Robbery:

November witnessed 31 reported cases of armed robbery, making up 5.21% of the total incidents. The increase in these violent incidents is a matter of concern, and we continue to prioritize efficient responses and community collaboration to mitigate these threats effectively.


With 139 cases reported, accounting for 23.36% of the total incidents, burglaries remain a significant area of focus. Our team is intensifying its efforts in preventive strategies and swift action to address these invasive crimes.

Common Theft:

The prevalence of common theft was particularly notable, with 218 reported cases comprising 36.64% of the total. These incidents, affecting everything from personal items to larger assets, highlight the critical need for heightened vigilance and proactive security measures within the community.


Trespassing incidents, including unauthorized entries into properties, were reported 120 times, representing 20.17% of the total. Our dedicated approach to monitoring and promptly addressing these incidents is crucial in safeguarding the privacy and security of our residents and businesses.

Timing and Location Insights:

  • Daytime Incidents (64.20%):A majority of the incidents occurred during daylight hours, with a significant 33.28% taking place between 6 am and 12 pm, underscoring the importance of maintaining security awareness throughout the day.

  • Nighttime Incidents (35.80%): The cover of night continues to be a time of heightened risk, necessitating robust security measures to effectively counter these threats.

  • Incident Rate by Day: The highest average incident rates were observed on Wednesdays (16.30%), Thursdays (15.29%), and Saturdays (15.13%). This data helps us in strategically allocating our resources and efforts.

  • Operational Metrics: In November, we received a total of 213,752 alarm signals and 140,110 CCTV alerts. Our patrol teams covered a remarkable distance of 662,312 km, ensuring a consistent presence and readiness to respond.

As we move forward, our dedication to the safety and well-being of the Durban community remains steadfast. We encourage everyone to stay informed, remain vigilant, and collaborate with us in creating a secure environment for all.

Note: The statistics and information mentioned in this article are based on incidents reported to Blue Security in November 2023. The numbers offer an overview of the prevailing trends and patterns.

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Empowering the Community with the Blue Security Crime Map:
In light of these challenges, we are proud to highlight the Blue Security Crime Map. This innovative tool empowers residents with real-time updates, trend analysis, and customizable search options, making it more than just a database – it’s a tool for community empowerment and proactive safety planning.

Navigating Urban Safety:
As we confront the complexities of urban safety, the Blue Security Crime Map stands as an invaluable asset in our collective security strategy. By staying informed, analyzing trends, and planning proactively, we can strengthen our defenses and contribute to a safer Durban for everyone.

For a detailed analysis of November’s security statistics and to explore the Blue Security Crime Map, visit our website at Blue Security Crime Map.




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