Safety & Security

Is the homeless community involved in crime?

Is the homeless community involved in crime? Living in squalor, Newcastle’s destitute community scrounge for food daily. However, while relying on the mercy of others, the homeless population have recently come under scrutiny. Are they resorting to crime? Are they breaking the law to survive? A small group of destitute people were recently found living …

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BREAKING NEWS: Criminals break into Absa Bank

BREAKING NEWS: Criminals break into Absa Bank – Absa Bank in Voortrekker Street was allegedly targeted by brazen criminals, shortly after 6pm last night (January 14). According to a source, the suspects gained access to the bank after breaking in through the back door, cutting the alarm system. However, once the men attempted to open …

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Newcastle crime briefs, what crimes have affected our residents

Newcastle crime briefs, what crimes have affected our residents Despite Newcastillians enjoying the recent holidays, easing back into their regular routines this past week, it seems the criminal element has not taken time off. The following crimes took place over the past two weeks. Theft from a business Newcastle SAPS are currently investigating a case …

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Newcastle Crisis Centre, a place of safety for broken angels

Newcastle Crisis Centre, a place of safety for broken angels Domestic violence and sexual abuse lurk within the shadows of society, destroying innocent lives. However, victims do not need to endure their pain in silence. Over the past 22 years, Newcastle Crisis Centre has become an integral part of the Newcastle community. “Several years ago, …

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How safe is your family your property and neighbourhood?

How safe is your family, your property and neighbourhood?   Newcastle’s crime statistics are a far cry from those of the larger cities, but our community is not immune to armed robberies, burglaries and motor vehicle theft. Therefore the importance of a security company cannot be ignored. Employing a security company minimises the chances of …

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