Incidents Reported to Watchcon
For many years HBNW has tracked the number of crime related incidents logged to Watchcon. These include reports of suspicious activity, where people are reported to be acting suspiciously in an area, trespassing, muggings, house break-ins, house robberies, stolen vehicles and theft out of vehicles.
While we cannot claim these incidents are a complete reflection of crime across all of Hout Bay, as many incidents do not get reported to Watchcon, they do give an indication of crime levels over the years.
The monthly incidents attributed to each area are likely to reflect a more accurate picture (i.e. more accurately reflect the true number of incidents in that area) as people living in these areas usually report these crime incidents via their area WhatsApp groups, other Apps or to their security company and are therefore noted by Watchcon.