Simon Corbell’s happily announced a reduction of property crime in the latest statistics.
“The reported number of motor vehicle theft offences declined by 37.3 per cent burglary offences declined by 32.4 per cent, and property damage offences declined by 21.5 per cent,” Mr Corbell said.
“These statistics are a positive outcome for Canberrans and are the result of targeted policing activities on property related offences including vehicle theft.
Police have established a dedicated property crime team, with a specific focus on intelligence collection as well as on recidivist offenders including enforcing their bail conditions.
The statistics were detailed in the June 2011 Criminal Justice Statistical Profile, which was tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly today.
Crimes against people have also decreased with weapons and assault offences both decreasing by 14% over the previous quarter. Robbery offences, when compared to the twelve months to June 2010, have decreased by 20% in the past year.
Simon also believes his liquor laws have lowered the number of assaults.