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Crime falls in the cold midwinter

By johnboy - 23 October 2012 14

ACT Policing has published its crime statistics for the third quarter of 2012 through its online CrimeStatistics website, which has received more than 17 000 interactive views since the inception in February this year.

The third quarter represented a decline in the majority of offence types reported to police including assaults, sexual assaults, robberies, burglaries, property damage and motor vehicle thefts but an increase in thefts (excluding motor vehicle theft) when compared with the same period (July to September) last year.

Of note, the ACT experienced a decrease of 29 per cent in the number of property damage reports received by police when compared to the third quarter 2011 report.

Overall, the ACT has experienced a 16.7 per cent decrease in the total number of offences reported to police when compared with the same quarter in 2011.

Acting Chief Police Officer for the ACT David McLean said that the overall decline in the crime statistics was pleasing, but there were some suburbs that experienced an increase.

“Burglaries across the Territory declined by 2.9 per cent, but the Gungahlin district did have an increase in the number of burglaries reported. This increase was due to a spate of burglaries committed upon newly constructed houses in the new areas around Crace, Bonner and Casey,” Commander McLean said.

Another notable decline was in relation to assaults.

“Across the Territory we saw a decrease of 18 per cent, and in particular, around the inner north area, a decline of 25 per cent. Given this is the major entertainment precinct, these number are encouraging, but with the warmer months approaching we need to remain on top of this issue.”

Since the launch of CrimeStatistics, the website has been viewed 17 815 times, with users spending, on average ten minutes viewing the site.

“One of the reasons we launched the interactive online crime maps was to provide the community with unfiltered information about actual crime in their suburb, so they can analyse rates of crime occurring in their neighbourhood, and view trends over time,” Commander McLean said.

This quarter’s results build on the performance of the 2011–12 financial year, with the ACT Policing Annual Report confirming the lowest rate of property offences (motor vehicle theft, burglaries, property damage etc) in the ACT for more than 10 years.

The interactive CrimeStatistics can be found at police.act.gov.au.

For police attendance, contact ACT Policing on 131 444. To report a crime or suspicious behaviour in your neighbourhood, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Crime falls in the cold midwinter
bundah 11:09 am 28 Oct 12

In relation to reported assaults and sexual assaults the statistics reveal that for the period Jan-Sep 2012 there has been a reduction of 15% for both compared to 2011 which is encouraging This is comparable when one takes an average from 2008-2011 for the same period ie. Jan-Sep which shows that the reduction is 14&10% respectively,so while obviously still not acceptable,at least it’s a step in the right direction.

Lookout Smithers 8:47 pm 27 Oct 12

It is a bit of an unusual phenomenon here in that this post has news of a positive for the greater good of the community. Crime is down according to these figures. It can’t be a bad thing surely. You wouldn’t think so with the amount of animosity and antagonistic undertones in some of the posts. Whilst I have been an offender in poor debating also , I think there seems to be a lot of people simply hoping to come off the wittier or have more knowledge on a topic making the others look lesser informed , rather than try to support a perspective with quality examples and references to help communicate their views in the strongest and clearest manner. It is , believe it or not, ok to have a difference of opinion and although I am shocked at some views expressed in some posts, it is a good thing to be discussing things which occur around us. Its easy to spit out a whole bunch of ill thought about babble, I do it constantly. And I expect to be ignored or laughed at immediately. “Cops are all corrupt no good bullies” Oh really? All of them? Odd, can we ask where the evidence is to support this claim? ” Get fucked dick face”. Is about how it sounds sometimes.

bundah 8:30 pm 27 Oct 12

HenryBG said :

Tooks said :

HenryBG said :

Tooks said :

HenryBG said :

Tooks said :

screaming banshee said :

Tell that to the 478 people that were assaulted in the last 3 month period, or the 56 that reported a sexual assault, or the 200+ that had their car stolen.

Yes, crime should be zero, or it’s just not good enough!

First sensible thing you’ve ever said, Tooks.

With all the modern technology at our disposal, it’s wonder we don’t already have zero crime.
Maybe….some people are worried they’d be out of a job if all the crime was solved?
Maybe….drug dealers would go out of business if all the house breakers were rounded up?
Maybe….drug dealers have more say in the current performance of law enforcement than is generally advertised?

So that’s one more sensible comment than you’ve ever made. Winning.

I see you’re not getting any better at trolling.

Have you ever thought about the extent of the economic effect that would ensue if all the petty criminals that form the consumer base for the illegal drug industry in this country were rounded up and prevented from committing any further crime?

Because if you haven’t, you can bet your bottom dollar those responsible for the deployment of police resources are very much aware of what would happen to them if they were to deny the drug industry access to its consumers.

This fishy ain’t biting. I can spot your bait a mile away. You’re not as subtle as you think you are.

Let’s take a short quiz:

Police corruption is:

a/ – real. There are police officers that take money from drug dealers.
or
b/ – a fantasy – there is no such thing as a corrupt policeman who takes money from drug dealers

Ignoring Mark Standen for the moment, let’s go back to Roger Rogerson – there was a copper who was an integral part of a drug syndicate. Along with many other coppers who were in with him or just scared of him into doing his bidding. His drug money was so powerful that it bought politicians and judges. Laws were written at his behest. Trials went the way he wanted them to. Members of Australia’s intelligence community were threatened by him. This is a man who was the biggest threat to Australian national security since dodgy Doc Evatt and the pervert arsehole in charge of Foreign affairs tried to bend this country over for a good soviet rogering.
And all because of the drug business.

What a terrible character assassination of the ‘dodger’ given he was one of the most decorated officers, having received at least 13 awards for bravery, outstanding policemanship and devotion to duty including the Peter Mitchell Trophy, the highest annual police award.

Next thing you’ll be telling us that Winchester was crooked,Eastman didn’t kill him and that Berlusconi has a penchant for young sex workers! 🙂

HenryBG 6:35 pm 27 Oct 12

Tooks said :

HenryBG said :

Tooks said :

HenryBG said :

Tooks said :

screaming banshee said :

Tell that to the 478 people that were assaulted in the last 3 month period, or the 56 that reported a sexual assault, or the 200+ that had their car stolen.

Yes, crime should be zero, or it’s just not good enough!

First sensible thing you’ve ever said, Tooks.

With all the modern technology at our disposal, it’s wonder we don’t already have zero crime.
Maybe….some people are worried they’d be out of a job if all the crime was solved?
Maybe….drug dealers would go out of business if all the house breakers were rounded up?
Maybe….drug dealers have more say in the current performance of law enforcement than is generally advertised?

So that’s one more sensible comment than you’ve ever made. Winning.

I see you’re not getting any better at trolling.

Have you ever thought about the extent of the economic effect that would ensue if all the petty criminals that form the consumer base for the illegal drug industry in this country were rounded up and prevented from committing any further crime?

Because if you haven’t, you can bet your bottom dollar those responsible for the deployment of police resources are very much aware of what would happen to them if they were to deny the drug industry access to its consumers.

This fishy ain’t biting. I can spot your bait a mile away. You’re not as subtle as you think you are.

Let’s take a short quiz:

Police corruption is:

a/ – real. There are police officers that take money from drug dealers.
or
b/ – a fantasy – there is no such thing as a corrupt policeman who takes money from drug dealers

Ignoring Mark Standen for the moment, let’s go back to Roger Rogerson – there was a copper who was an integral part of a drug syndicate. Along with many other coppers who were in with him or just scared of him into doing his bidding. His drug money was so powerful that it bought politicians and judges. Laws were written at his behest. Trials went the way he wanted them to. Members of Australia’s intelligence community were threatened by him. This is a man who was the biggest threat to Australian national security since dodgy Doc Evatt and the pervert arsehole in charge of Foreign affairs tried to bend this country over for a good soviet rogering.
And all because of the drug business.

Tooks 6:23 pm 24 Oct 12

HenryBG said :

Tooks said :

HenryBG said :

Tooks said :

screaming banshee said :

Tell that to the 478 people that were assaulted in the last 3 month period, or the 56 that reported a sexual assault, or the 200+ that had their car stolen.

Yes, crime should be zero, or it’s just not good enough!

First sensible thing you’ve ever said, Tooks.

With all the modern technology at our disposal, it’s wonder we don’t already have zero crime.
Maybe….some people are worried they’d be out of a job if all the crime was solved?
Maybe….drug dealers would go out of business if all the house breakers were rounded up?
Maybe….drug dealers have more say in the current performance of law enforcement than is generally advertised?

So that’s one more sensible comment than you’ve ever made. Winning.

I see you’re not getting any better at trolling.

Have you ever thought about the extent of the economic effect that would ensue if all the petty criminals that form the consumer base for the illegal drug industry in this country were rounded up and prevented from committing any further crime?

Because if you haven’t, you can bet your bottom dollar those responsible for the deployment of police resources are very much aware of what would happen to them if they were to deny the drug industry access to its consumers.

This fishy ain’t biting. I can spot your bait a mile away. You’re not as subtle as you think you are.

HenryBG 6:02 pm 24 Oct 12

Tooks said :

HenryBG said :

Tooks said :

screaming banshee said :

Tell that to the 478 people that were assaulted in the last 3 month period, or the 56 that reported a sexual assault, or the 200+ that had their car stolen.

Yes, crime should be zero, or it’s just not good enough!

First sensible thing you’ve ever said, Tooks.

With all the modern technology at our disposal, it’s wonder we don’t already have zero crime.
Maybe….some people are worried they’d be out of a job if all the crime was solved?
Maybe….drug dealers would go out of business if all the house breakers were rounded up?
Maybe….drug dealers have more say in the current performance of law enforcement than is generally advertised?

So that’s one more sensible comment than you’ve ever made. Winning.

I see you’re not getting any better at trolling.

Have you ever thought about the extent of the economic effect that would ensue if all the petty criminals that form the consumer base for the illegal drug industry in this country were rounded up and prevented from committing any further crime?

Because if you haven’t, you can bet your bottom dollar those responsible for the deployment of police resources are very much aware of what would happen to them if they were to deny the drug industry access to its consumers.

Tooks 3:56 pm 24 Oct 12

HenryBG said :

Tooks said :

screaming banshee said :

Tell that to the 478 people that were assaulted in the last 3 month period, or the 56 that reported a sexual assault, or the 200+ that had their car stolen.

Yes, crime should be zero, or it’s just not good enough!

First sensible thing you’ve ever said, Tooks.

With all the modern technology at our disposal, it’s wonder we don’t already have zero crime.
Maybe….some people are worried they’d be out of a job if all the crime was solved?
Maybe….drug dealers would go out of business if all the house breakers were rounded up?
Maybe….drug dealers have more say in the current performance of law enforcement than is generally advertised?

So that’s one more sensible comment than you’ve ever made. Winning.

I see you’re not getting any better at trolling.

HenryBG 3:44 pm 24 Oct 12

Tooks said :

screaming banshee said :

Tell that to the 478 people that were assaulted in the last 3 month period, or the 56 that reported a sexual assault, or the 200+ that had their car stolen.

Yes, crime should be zero, or it’s just not good enough!

First sensible thing you’ve ever said, Tooks.

With all the modern technology at our disposal, it’s wonder we don’t already have zero crime.
Maybe….some people are worried they’d be out of a job if all the crime was solved?
Maybe….drug dealers would go out of business if all the house breakers were rounded up?
Maybe….drug dealers have more say in the current performance of law enforcement than is generally advertised?

Tooks 1:43 pm 24 Oct 12

screaming banshee said :

Tell that to the 478 people that were assaulted in the last 3 month period, or the 56 that reported a sexual assault, or the 200+ that had their car stolen.

Yes, crime should be zero, or it’s just not good enough!

bundah 9:28 am 24 Oct 12

Don’t get too smug,that will all change as the lizards start to get the blood flowing come summer.

maxblues 8:55 am 24 Oct 12

Of course crime was down in ‘the cold’, the druggies migrated north for the winter, using either the 200+ stolen cars or their racing bikes.

screaming banshee 6:17 am 24 Oct 12

Tell that to the 478 people that were assaulted in the last 3 month period, or the 56 that reported a sexual assault, or the 200+ that had their car stolen.

Lookout Smithers 8:45 pm 23 Oct 12

This must be very welcome news for RA readers. Again some facts and stats on crime rates which supports the notion of overwhelming safety on a personal level in the ACT. Well done peoples!!

Pork Hunt 7:19 pm 23 Oct 12

Even those trying to escape from the AMC found it too cold and begged to be let back in. Given that this winter was the frostiest since 1968 does this mean that climate change is the crime fighters friend?

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