Many household crimes in Africa are considered to be inside jobs, by someone connected to the home

A large number of household and commercial crimes are often committed with the help of a person or persons working within the home or business. For example, the criminals may have a relationship with those who know the households quite well. This knowledge helps the culprits gain familiarity with the home or business’s layout as well the daily activities of each member. With the help of inside tip-offs like these, crooks find it too easy to determine opportune times for them to strike and with the smallest chances of being caught.

According to U.S Department of Justice, household crimes committed by family members and well known or casual acquaintances accounted for 43% of the total household crimes committed. Statistics show that 60% of the household crimes committed in Africa are believed to have been committed with the aid of an inside person or persons. These inside persons could be either the employees or people related to their employees. These inside crimes result in theft, kidnapping, or death.

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