Simon Corbell has announced the outcomes of the 2010-11 ACT Policing purchase agreement:
“I am pleased to see that ACT Policing has recorded such a positive downward trend in a range of property related offences like; rates of motor vehicle theft down by 37.3 per cent, burglary down 32.7 per cent and property damage down 21.8 per cent when compared to 2009–10 figures,” Mr Corbell said.
“It is also good to see that ACT policing has achieved or exceeded 28 of its 34 key performance indicators
which is the best result reached by ACT Policing in eight years and since the existing reporting method was
“Crime by its very nature is cyclical, and trends can change quickly, however, there is no denying the fact that a targeted and well executed campaign by ACT Policing has seen a downward trend in several of these grass roots types of crimes, and I commend ACT Policing for their efforts in protecting the Canberra community.”
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Some of the ACT Policing measures to combat property offences in the ACT include:
— the establishment of a dedicated property crime team;
— a revitalised intelligence collection and analysis effort against volume property crime;
— a focus on known recidivist offenders; and,
— the enforcement of bail conditions on known property crime offenders.
Here in the Eagle’s Nest we think that KPIs are very, very dangerous beasts to be focusing on, but it seems to be all we’ve got to go with.
UPDATE: And the KPIs are now available.