South Africans usually face an increase in opportunistic crimes in the months leading up to the festive season. Continuous loadshedding and general deterioration of the infrastructure create opportunities for criminals to take advantage of unsuspecting members of the public. Tremendous unemployment and poverty lead to many people turning to crime for survival. Inadequacy of the authorities to maintain order, control and safety seem to provide criminals with consent to increase their activities without fear of consequences. “Specialised Security Services” warns the public to stay vigilant during these dangerous circumstances.
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