More than 5 900 crimes are reported by the over 1 118 police stations in South Africa every day. According to 2013’s crime statistics, Gauteng is the leader when it comes to crime in South Africa, with Cape Town and Kwazulu-Natal close on its tail. Mitchells Plain in the Western Cape reports more crime than any other precinct in the country.
“In general, crime occurs in all neighbourhoods in South Africa. But the frequency and level of crime in a specific area does have an impact on your insurance premium,” says Derek Wilson, Head of Hippo.co.za.
According to Lizette Lancaster, manager of the Crime and Justice Information Hub, crimes like home invasions, robberies, burglaries and carjackings are a major concern. Resident suburbs like Sandton, Parkview, Durban North, Table View and Woodstock are ‘safer’ suburbs compared to Honeydew, Akasia, Cape Town Central, Worcester and Phoenix.
Hippo.co.za is the free comparison website that can compare different household and car insurance, making sure that you still win, regardless of your postal code. At least 8 out of 10 South Africans could save over R348 per month* on their household and car insurance through the Hippo.co.za online comparison website. This means that if you start comparing, buying and saving now, you could save up to R4176 by next year.
Established in 2007, hippo.co.za is South Africa’s leading comparison website that helps consumers save money by comparing a range of SA providers across financial products such as car insurance, home insurance, life insurance, medical and more. Hippo is free to use and saves consumers the time and hassle of shopping around for the best deal since the Hippo.co.za website instantly retrieves real-time quotes from the different providers using the latest Internet technology. At least 8 out of 10 people could save an average of R427* per month on their car insurance.
Hippo.co.za makes money by simply charging its partners a fee when a customer chooses to find out more about their products. The results consumers see, and the order in which they are presented, is in no way influenced by the fee hippo.co.za charges its partners or any other factors other than the price of the product being compared.
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*Based on a representative market research survey conducted by Kaufman Levin Associates, on behalf of Hippo.co.za in May 2014. Risk Profile Dependent