Police in Gauteng said they have not experienced any major crime incidents in the province since the start of the festive season.
They say only isolated incidents of house robberies, murder and business robberies were reported.
Small businesses operating for long hours were the hardest hit by crime.
The police's Lungelo Dlamini said thousands of people have been arrested for various crimes.
He also said their biggest breakthrough was in the Muldersdrift area.
Dlamini added that major operations over the past two weeks in the North Rand, Soweto and West Rand also yielded many arrests.
"More than 459 people were arrested for various crimes including drug trafficking, [possession of an] unlicensed firearm, possession of stolen goods, drunk driving, rape and assault."
He said the police will do their best to ensure law-abiding citizens have a peaceful remainder of their festive season.