7 Safest Neighbourhoods to Live in Cape Town 2018

Cape Town

You would naturally be excited about the prospects of moving to Cape Town.

However, safety is something that you are concerned about. You are not sure which neighbourhood would be ideal considering for your safety concerns.

However, there’s no reason to get worried.

We have put together an overview of how safe Cape Town is. We have carefully analyzed some of the major neighbourhoods in terms of crime and provided a pithy portrayal of safety for you to be better informed before you take the leap.

In terms of overall scenario of crime, Cape Town ranks 15th in terms of crime index in South Africa. In other words, crime is on a higher side in Cape Town There were 151 reported incidents of murder. 3761 of common assault also occurred. There were nearly 6000 incidents of burglaries at residential premises. More than 11000 incidents of theft out of or from auto were also report. There were around 3000 incidents of common robbery also reported. These incidents took place all across different neighbourhoods of Cape Town.

While there are some neighbourhoods ranking pretty high on crime, there are also some neighbourhoods better in terms of safety. On the basis of the analysis of the overall crime scenario, we have gleaned top 7 safest neighbourhoods for you.

Here’re some of Cape Town’s safest neighbourhoods:

1. Camps Bay:

Description:

Camps Bay is a relatively safer place to live. There are 21 reported incidents on common assault. There has been a single case of murder which is a constant rate in the past 10 years or so. 23 incidents of common robbery were reported.

In terms of property crimes, there were 158 reported incidents of burglary at residential premises whereas incidents theft out of or from motor vehicle were pegged at 173.

In all, it appears that if you are looking for a safe place to stay, Camps Bay fits the bill.

Violent Crimes:

  • Common Assault : 21
  • Murder : 1
  • Common Robbery : 23

Property Crimes :

  • Burglary at residential premises : 158
  • Theft out of or from motor vehicle : 173

2. Mowbray:

Description:

Compared to Camps Bay, the incidents of common assault are on a slightly higher side at 28. However, incidents of murder remain in line with Camps Bay at 1. Incidents of common robbery are way higher at 77, three times more than Camps Bay.

With respect to burglary at residential premises, Mowbray is closer to Camps Bay at 172. Surprisingly, incidents of theft out of or from motor vehicle are lower at 136 compared to Camps Bay.

In all, it is more or less a safe place to stay.

Violent Crimes:

  • Common Assault : 28
  • Murder : 1
  • Common Robbery : 77

Property Crimes:

  • Burglary at residential premises : 172
  • Theft out of or from motor vehicle : 136

3. Kensington:

Description:

Kensington is notorious for its 219 incidents of common assault. The incidents of murder are also worrisome. Compared to Camps Bay, it’s 7 times more. Incidents of common robbery are around 40.

While the incidents of burglaries at residential premises are around 132, the incidents of theft out of or from motor vehicle are around 172.

Barring the incidents of common assault, Kensington is a relatively safe place to stay.

Violent Crimes:

  • Common Assault: 219
  • Murder: 7
  • Common Robbery: 40

Property Crimes:

  • Burglary at residential premises : 132
  • Theft out of or from motor vehicle : 172

4. Pinelands:

Description:

Pinelands fares well in common assaults which are pegged at 81. Murders are also not more than 4. Common robbery is also on a lower side at 59.

However, the property crimes are on a higher side. Incidents of burglary at residential premises are at 216 and theft out of or from motor vehicle are around 252. These are relatively higher.

Violent Crimes:

  • Common Assault : 81
  • Murder : 4
  • Common Robbery: 59

Property Crimes:

  • Burglary at residential premises : 216
  • Theft out of or from motor vehicle : 252

5. Maitland:

Description:

Maitland has a rate of 120 in terms of common assault. 5 incidents of murder are reported. There are 94 incidents of common robbery.

While the incidents of burglary at residential premises are at 164, the incidents of theft out of or from motor vehicle have surged up to 258.

Violent Crimes:

  • Common Assault : 120
  • Murder : 5
  • Common Robbery : 94

Property Crimes:

  • Burglary at residential premises : 164
  • Theft out of or from motor vehicle : 258

6. Kirstenhof:

Description:

Kirstenhof has had 97 incidents of common assault. Murder rate is at 1 which is lower. Incidents of common robbery are also lower at 42.

But property crimes are on a higher side. There are 309 reported incidents of burglary at residential premises and 210 incidents of theft out of or from motor vehicle.

Violent Crimes:

  • Common Assault: 97
  • Murder: 1
  • Common Robbery: 42

Property Crimes:

  • Burglary at residential premises :  309
  • Theft out of or from motor vehicle : 210

7. Belhar:

Description:

Belhar is infamous for its high rates of murder incidents. There are in total 26 incidents of murder which is way higher than other places. 248 incidents of common assault also make it a less safe place to stay. 133 incidents of Common Robbery were reported too.

Incidents of burglary at residential premises were on a higher side at 284. 177 incidents of theft out of or from motor vehicle were reported.

Violent Crimes:

  • Common Assault: 248
  • Murder: 26
  • Common Robbery: 133

Property Crimes:

  • Burglary at residential premises : 284
  • Theft out of or from motor vehicle : 177

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