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Simon Corbell announced today that the the ACT Property Crime Reduction Strategy 2012-15 is doing it’s job and rates for both burglary crime and motor vehicle theft have significantly dropped during the strategy’s first year.
“This whole of government strategy has set two key targets – reduce burglary crime by a further 10% and motor vehicle theft by a further 20% by 31 December 2015 from a 2010 baseline,” Mr Corbell said.
“I am pleased to confirm today that we have, not only met, but exceeded these targets.
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“In 2012 there were 2,386 victims of burglary, 1,854 fewer compared to the 2010 baseline year of 4,240 victims. This translates to a significant decrease of 43.7 per cent. Similarly, victims of motor vehicle theft have decreased by 363, from 1,331 victims in 2010 baseline year, to 968 in 2012. This is a decrease of 27.3 per cent.
“These results demonstrate the whole-of-government effort that has been invested to reduce property crime and increase community safety in the ACT.”
The 2012-13 Progress Report on the ACT Property Crime Reduction Strategy 2012-15 was tabled today in the Legislative Assembly.