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Belconnen has alarming number of sexual assaults

By Barcham - 9 July 2013 9

CRIME EVERYWHERE!

The latest quarterly crime statistics for the ACT have been released and they’re presented on a rather nice interactive map that allows us to examine what has been reported and where.

Jumping backwards in time the numbers get larger which certainly is a good sign, still the current numbers are a little concerning when viewed alone.

The Inner North has by far the largest number of crimes, although that is mostly attributable to Civic and New Acton. Cut those numbers out od the equation and the Inner North drops down below Belconnen area, although Braddon and Dickson still have their fair share of crime.

The numbers for Woden and Tuggeranong are dropping significantly from previous years, and both now appear to be much safer places to be than Belconnen or the Inner North.

Possibly the most alarming trend is the number of sexual assaults committed in the suburb of Belconnen this year.

55 sexual assaults have been committed in the Belconnen suburb this year, a shocking number on it’s own. Fortunately the rest of Canberra falls well below that figure. The next highest number is in Civic where 10 have occurred, then Kambah where 9 have taken place.

Obviously any number of sexual assaults occurring anywhere is concerning, but the fact one suburb is responsible for just shy of a third of all sexual assaults reported in Canberra boggles the mind.

It is also worth remembering that this obviously only lists reported crimes, and thus should not be taken as a perfect representation of crime numbers in Canberra.

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Belconnen has alarming number of sexual assaults
Diggety 4:29 pm 09 Jul 13

PBO said :

beardedclam said :

ezy10z said :

damn northsiders, they’ve always been a horny bunch

Sexual assault is never a joking matter.

It is also very rarely due to the offender being horny, studies have shown it is for more common for someone to commit a sexual offence due to the power or authority that the offender feels as a result.

Southsider?

More likely a vagina, going off the username.

bundah 4:07 pm 09 Jul 13

KeenGolfer said :

Be aware that doesn’t necessarily mean Belco has more sexual assaults per se. For example if one man gets charged with 20 counts of sexual assault on his daughter that would make it look like there’s more sexual assaults when in fact it’s mostly due to one offender and one victim.

Yep good point so I would suggest that there ought to be a link clarifying the stats for the particular offence so that we can get a more accurate picture of what’s actually transpired.

devils_advocate 3:21 pm 09 Jul 13

KeenGolfer said :

Be aware that doesn’t necessarily mean Belco has more sexual assaults per se. For example if one man gets charged with 20 counts of sexual assault on his daughter that would make it look like there’s more sexual assaults when in fact it’s mostly due to one offender and one victim.

There’s no apparent reason why each of those 20 assaults should be counted differently to other types of sexual assaults that may occur.

Also this effect would most likley balance out on average between areas (i.e. the same thing could have happened in gungahlin).

beardedclam 12:34 pm 09 Jul 13

PBO said :

beardedclam said :

ezy10z said :

damn northsiders, they’ve always been a horny bunch

Sexual assault is never a joking matter.

It is also very rarely due to the offender being horny, studies have shown it is for more common for someone to commit a sexual offence due to the power or authority that the offender feels as a result.

Southsider?

Belco/Gungahlin all my Canberran life (19 years). My previous posts will attest to that. My feelings of Tuggeranong (Southside) have been aired previously.
It’s just not cool to joke about, in my opinion.

IrishPete 12:12 pm 09 Jul 13

KeenGolfer said :

Be aware that doesn’t necessarily mean Belco has more sexual assaults per se. For example if one man gets charged with 20 counts of sexual assault on his daughter that would make it look like there’s more sexual assaults when in fact it’s mostly due to one offender and one victim.

indeed, and they could have been 10 years ago – they are counted in the year they are reported, not the year they occurred.

Also probably need to do some population standardisation before comparing suburbs. Population standardisation doesn’t work in places where people come to work or play, but don’t live – for example you’ll probably find an enormous rate of car thefts and assaults per head of population in Civic.

IP

KeenGolfer 11:13 am 09 Jul 13

Be aware that doesn’t necessarily mean Belco has more sexual assaults per se. For example if one man gets charged with 20 counts of sexual assault on his daughter that would make it look like there’s more sexual assaults when in fact it’s mostly due to one offender and one victim.

PBO 11:00 am 09 Jul 13

beardedclam said :

ezy10z said :

damn northsiders, they’ve always been a horny bunch

Sexual assault is never a joking matter.

It is also very rarely due to the offender being horny, studies have shown it is for more common for someone to commit a sexual offence due to the power or authority that the offender feels as a result.

Southsider?

beardedclam 10:56 am 09 Jul 13

ezy10z said :

damn northsiders, they’ve always been a horny bunch

Sexual assault is never a joking matter.

It is also very rarely due to the offender being horny, studies have shown it is for more common for someone to commit a sexual offence due to the power or authority that the offender feels as a result.

ezy10z 10:13 am 09 Jul 13

damn northsiders, they’ve always been a horny bunch

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