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Burglary and motor vehicle theft rates dropping

By Barcham - 26 November 2013 12

Good news everybody!

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.

“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.

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Burglary and motor vehicle theft rates dropping
KB1971 12:51 pm 27 Nov 13

A_Cog said :

FRAUD.

The strategy was released in THE MIDDLE of 2012, but Corbell uses stats for all of 2012.

Further, its baselines are from 2010 – which is the second ‘hottest’ year in the suburb where I live.

Batman may as well take credit for the temperatire dropping in the evening.

As for his claim about reducing property crime, the 12-13 policing purchase agreement has $14.48m in it for this activity. The strategy has little to do with it.

And then there are the ACT Policing clearance rates…

FRAUD.

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Not sure its fraud……..

A_Cog 10:48 am 27 Nov 13

FRAUD.

The strategy was released in THE MIDDLE of 2012, but Corbell uses stats for all of 2012.

Further, its baselines are from 2010 – which is the second ‘hottest’ year in the suburb where I live.

Batman may as well take credit for the temperatire dropping in the evening.

As for his claim about reducing property crime, the 12-13 policing purchase agreement has $14.48m in it for this activity. The strategy has little to do with it.

And then there are the ACT Policing clearance rates…

FRAUD.

Robertson 10:20 am 27 Nov 13

m00nee said :

davjp said :

On a positive note the jail being full is likely to be assisting the reduced rates. Keep em in!!!

I think that now the AMC Massey Wing is full, the crime rate has nowhere to go but down.

Build another gaol, but make it safer by leaving out the “human-rights-compliant” features that have caused so much cost and added risk to inmates and staff.

p1 9:11 am 27 Nov 13

HardBallGets said :

“In 2012 there were 2,386 victims of burglary…”

Weird stat to report, victims of burglary. Why not report actual burglaries? Same thing with “victims of motor vehicle theft”. Odd. Devil in the detail?

Three people live at my house, so if we were burgled, three ‘victims of burglary’ would add to that number?

m00nee 8:24 am 27 Nov 13

davjp said :

On a positive note the jail being full is likely to be assisting the reduced rates. Keep em in!!!

I think that now the AMC Massey Wing is full, the crime rate has nowhere to go but down.

funbutalsoserious 8:09 am 27 Nov 13

The uselessness of the AFP has worked. As they do not investigate these crimes people don’t report them as often and then their statistics look soooooo much better.
I wish I could be that ‘successful’ at my job.

HardBallGets 10:55 pm 26 Nov 13

“In 2012 there were 2,386 victims of burglary…”

Weird stat to report, victims of burglary. Why not report actual burglaries? Same thing with “victims of motor vehicle theft”. Odd. Devil in the detail?

Aeek 9:20 pm 26 Nov 13

Rather than torching the car at the end of a joyride, just torching it cuts down on car thefts. I don’t see any difference for the victim.

IrishPete 8:13 pm 26 Nov 13

liability said :

This is the REPORTED rates,not the actual rates. In recent times many people don’t report these thefts as they know the AFP won’t bother investigating them. So the reported rate is much less than the actual, real, rate.

I worked at the Australian Institute of Criminology some 15 years ago, and I can tell you there is a big difference between reported and actual crime rates.

Yet this thread http://the-riotact.com/why-crime-statistics-are-crap/120064 got almost no comment.

Also, it seems that arson isn’t getting a great result, according to an article on the CT website today…

IP

davjp 8:02 pm 26 Nov 13

liability said :

This is the REPORTED rates,not the actual rates. In recent times many people don’t report these thefts as they know the AFP won’t bother investigating them. So the reported rate is much less than the actual, real, rate.

I worked at the Australian Institute of Criminology some 15 years ago, and I can tell you there is a big difference between reported and actual crime rates.

Do people really not report that there car has has been stolen? I find that hard to believe.

On a positive note the jail being full is likely to be assisting the reduced rates. Keep em in!!!

liability 7:07 pm 26 Nov 13

This is the REPORTED rates,not the actual rates. In recent times many people don’t report these thefts as they know the AFP won’t bother investigating them. So the reported rate is much less than the actual, real, rate.

I worked at the Australian Institute of Criminology some 15 years ago, and I can tell you there is a big difference between reported and actual crime rates.

CrocodileGandhi 4:55 pm 26 Nov 13

Aren’t there a huge range of factors other than investment of time and money by the Govt that could have led to reduced property crime? For instance, if House X on Street Y is robbed, I’d imagine that many of the residents of Street Y would improve their locks/security and be more careful/vigilant.

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