Crime stats: Mitchell's Plain a troubled area

The CPF is deeply concerned about the spike in serious offences in the area.

A pool of dry blood marks the scene where one of five men was gunned down at a house in Rocklands, Mitchells Plain on 19 March 2013. Picture: Regan Thaw/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Mitchell's Plain Community Policing Forum (CPF) said it's deeply concerned about the spike in some serious offences in the area.

Mitchell's Plain has emerged as one of the most troubled areas nationally when it comes to crime stats.

While there was a slight decrease in crimes reported by the Mitchell's Plain police station, it offers little comfort. This still equates to over 20,000 cases, which is around 55 each day.

Mitchell's Plain saw an increase in drug related offences, sex crimes and burglaries - among the most feared crimes in the country.

The forum's Chairperson Abi Isaacs agrees it's a sombre situation.

"In terms of crime prevention, it's become important that we get all role players involved."