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By johnboy 15 January 2014 36

ACT Policing’s latest crime statistics show crime reports across the ACT dropped 10 per cent in the last year, following a five-year downward trend with property crime leading the way.

The ACT has seen a drop of a third in crime reports over the last five years from 43,139 in 2009 to 28,976 in 2013, excluding Traffic Infringement Notices and road fatalities or collisions with injury.

Reports of crimes against property have taken the steepest dive over the last five years with reports of motor vehicle theft down 66 per cent, burglary down 57 per cent, robbery down 54 per cent and theft down 28 per cent. Reports of property damage, which include damage by fire, explosion, graffiti and/or other methods, dropped 48 per cent.

Acting Chief Police Officer for the ACT, David Pryce, is pleased to see the continued reduction in crime across the ACT, which he attributes to joint ACT Government initiatives, ACT Policing’s crime reduction strategies and the support of the ACT community.

“The continued downward trend in crime is pleasing and demonstrates that our targeted crime reduction strategies are effective. However, we cannot take these results for granted and must continue to work together as a community to prevent and fight crime,” Acting Chief Police Officer Pryce said.

The ACT Government 2012-15 Property Crime Reduction Strategy has been in place since May 2012, building on the strong results of the previous property crime reduction strategy from 2004 to 2007. The strategy focuses on crime prevention within the community and diversion of recidivist and young offenders, and strong whole-of-Government collaboration between ACT Directorates.

“The support of the community is vital to ensuring continued crime reduction can be achieved. Community based activities such as ACT Neighbourhood Watch and ACT Crime Stoppers are two excellent examples of how active involvement of the community can help make the ACT one of the safest communities in Australia,” said Acting Chief Police Officer Pryce.

The latest crime statistics also show a drop of 14 per cent in reports of crime across the ACT when comparing the October to December quarter of 2013 to the same quarter in the previous year. This was led by a 28 per cent drop in reports of crime in Weston Creek, closely followed by a 27 per cent drop in Woden and a 21 per cent drop in Tuggeranong.

Members wishing to join or know more about ACT Neighbourhood Watch should visit its website at www.nhwact.com.au

Anyone with information about a crime can make a report to Crime Stoppers, anytime, on 1800 333 000 or via its website www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

People contacting Crime Stoppers can choose to remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward payment of up to $1,000.

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

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Deref 3:01 pm 17 Jan 14

poetix said :

They haven’t banned real estate agents.

A damn shame, that.

BimboGeek said :

Lockouts worked beautifully in Albury and then they went on to work beautifully in Newcastle.

Licensees may be legally responsible for the behaviour of customers after they leave the building but that’s so much easier to force if the customer doesn’t move out onto the street until he’s tired and ready to go home.

You may dispute the logic or the reasons but until 1am lockout, people were getting stabbed in Albury and Newcastle on weekends and now they are not. It could be possible to make an exception for “European” cafes and lounges serving alcohol in a relaxed, sit-down environment if there’s enough business to keep open past 1am in certain inner-city niches.

If one definition of insanity is continuing to do something that doesn’t work and expecting a different outcome, surely not doing something that demonstrably works is another.

Of course that ignores the fact that politicians are so far up the fundaments of the club and pub industry that all you can see is their boots sticking out.

poetix 11:15 am 17 Jan 14

JonnieWalker said :

CraigT said :

JonnieWalker said :

Another of my favorite ideas is that you charge $20 for a beer. .

Why?

I like beer, I even like drinking lotsa beer.

And guess what? I’ve never punched someone during a pissup.

So, instead of punishing thugs, you propose to punish drunks.

Why not think up ways to identify and remove *thugs* from our streets?

What happens when beers are $20? Who’s going to go out? What happens to society if people aren’t meeting. mixing, and supporting live music?

No music. In-breeding. Deeper tribalist fissures.

All because the anti-alcohol wowsers see this as an opportunity to inflict their mental illness on those around them.

okay, I knew $20 beers arent gonna work for everyone (although it seems to keep a lot of the riff raff out of the Hyatt on Friday nights).

They haven’t banned real estate agents.

JonnieWalker 10:04 am 17 Jan 14

CraigT said :

JonnieWalker said :

Another of my favorite ideas is that you charge $20 for a beer. .

Why?

I like beer, I even like drinking lotsa beer.

And guess what? I’ve never punched someone during a pissup.

So, instead of punishing thugs, you propose to punish drunks.

Why not think up ways to identify and remove *thugs* from our streets?

What happens when beers are $20? Who’s going to go out? What happens to society if people aren’t meeting. mixing, and supporting live music?

No music. In-breeding. Deeper tribalist fissures.

All because the anti-alcohol wowsers see this as an opportunity to inflict their mental illness on those around them.

okay, I knew $20 beers arent gonna work for everyone (although it seems to keep a lot of the riff raff out of the Hyatt on Friday nights).

HardBallGets 9:00 am 17 Jan 14

http://www.apolnet.ca/resources/pubs/Alcohol-NoOrdinary2-Summary.pdf

Alcohol regulation – what works isn’t popular; what’s popular doesn’t work.

BimboGeek 4:06 am 17 Jan 14

Lockouts worked beautifully in Albury and then they went on to work beautifully in Newcastle.

Licensees may be legally responsible for the behaviour of customers after they leave the building but that’s so much easier to force if the customer doesn’t move out onto the street until he’s tired and ready to go home.

You may dispute the logic or the reasons but until 1am lockout, people were getting stabbed in Albury and Newcastle on weekends and now they are not. It could be possible to make an exception for “European” cafes and lounges serving alcohol in a relaxed, sit-down environment if there’s enough business to keep open past 1am in certain inner-city niches.

CraigT 12:38 am 17 Jan 14

JonnieWalker said :

Another of my favorite ideas is that you charge $20 for a beer. .

Why?

I like beer, I even like drinking lotsa beer.

And guess what? I’ve never punched someone during a pissup.

So, instead of punishing thugs, you propose to punish drunks.

Why not think up ways to identify and remove *thugs* from our streets?

What happens when beers are $20? Who’s going to go out? What happens to society if people aren’t meeting. mixing, and supporting live music?

No music. In-breeding. Deeper tribalist fissures.

All because the anti-alcohol wowsers see this as an opportunity to inflict their mental illness on those around them.

JonnieWalker 11:09 pm 16 Jan 14

JonnieWalker said :

JonnieWalker said :

c_c™ said :

JonnieWalker said :

I’d bet my house that if you close down pubs and clubs at midnight you would see a decrease in both property crime and assults

Well that poor young guy who had his life support turned off was attacked at 9pm wasn’t he, so clearly people are loaded well before midnight. In fact the trend I’ve observed is all about ‘pre-drinks’, just about all the main uni events have pre-drinks now. Invariably pre-drinks seems to involve chugging down spirits and drinking glasses from cheap arse 4L casks of wine.

Choosing an arbitrary time to lock people out won’t do anything. Certainly wouldn’t have stopped the guys in high school who used to take some bottles of Jack down to Pine Island in the early hours and then vandalise Tuggers, including egging the Police station around 2am.

c_c™ said :

JonnieWalker said :

I’d bet my house that if you close down pubs and clubs at midnight you would see a decrease in both property crime and assults

Well that poor young guy who had his life support turned off was attacked at 9pm wasn’t he, so clearly people are loaded well before midnight. In fact the trend I’ve observed is all about ‘pre-drinks’, just about all the main uni events have pre-drinks now. Invariably pre-drinks seems to involve chugging down spirits and drinking glasses from cheap arse 4L casks of wine.

Choosing an arbitrary time to lock people out won’t do anything. Certainly wouldn’t have stopped the guys in high school who used to take some bottles of Jack down to Pine Island in the early hours and then vandalise Tuggers, including egging the Police station around 2am.

That would have been me with the bottle of JD. I remember chugging down casks before school even finished. Could be that people start drinking earlier due to lock out but current ‘witching hour’ starts at around 2am and majority of problems go from there. You won’t stop assaults but as I said you will reduce them. Experience from other cities would suggest this anyway.

Another of my favorite ideas is that you charge $20 for a beer. They’ll have 2 before they are done and have to go home. I don’t mind paying $20 for a very occasional beer if it meansi don’t need to talk to some hair gel tattoo’d meathead. They’ll drink at home much cheaper with takeaway bottles and less likely to starta fight with tier meat head mates. .

Although this doesn’t stop said meathead from having a go with the missus

JonnieWalker 11:07 pm 16 Jan 14

JonnieWalker said :

c_c™ said :

JonnieWalker said :

I’d bet my house that if you close down pubs and clubs at midnight you would see a decrease in both property crime and assults

Well that poor young guy who had his life support turned off was attacked at 9pm wasn’t he, so clearly people are loaded well before midnight. In fact the trend I’ve observed is all about ‘pre-drinks’, just about all the main uni events have pre-drinks now. Invariably pre-drinks seems to involve chugging down spirits and drinking glasses from cheap arse 4L casks of wine.

Choosing an arbitrary time to lock people out won’t do anything. Certainly wouldn’t have stopped the guys in high school who used to take some bottles of Jack down to Pine Island in the early hours and then vandalise Tuggers, including egging the Police station around 2am.

c_c™ said :

JonnieWalker said :

I’d bet my house that if you close down pubs and clubs at midnight you would see a decrease in both property crime and assults

Well that poor young guy who had his life support turned off was attacked at 9pm wasn’t he, so clearly people are loaded well before midnight. In fact the trend I’ve observed is all about ‘pre-drinks’, just about all the main uni events have pre-drinks now. Invariably pre-drinks seems to involve chugging down spirits and drinking glasses from cheap arse 4L casks of wine.

Choosing an arbitrary time to lock people out won’t do anything. Certainly wouldn’t have stopped the guys in high school who used to take some bottles of Jack down to Pine Island in the early hours and then vandalise Tuggers, including egging the Police station around 2am.

That would have been me with the bottle of JD. I remember chugging down casks before school even finished. Could be that people start drinking earlier due to lock out but current ‘witching hour’ starts at around 2am and majority of problems go from there. You won’t stop assaults but as I said you will reduce them. Experience from other cities would suggest this anyway.

Another of my favorite ideas is that you charge $20 for a beer. They’ll have 2 before they are done and have to go home. I don’t mind paying $20 for a very occasional beer if it meansi don’t need to talk to some hair gel tattoo’d meathead. They’ll drink at home much cheaper with takeaway bottles and less likely to starta fight with tier meat head mates. .

JonnieWalker 11:02 pm 16 Jan 14

c_c™ said :

JonnieWalker said :

I’d bet my house that if you close down pubs and clubs at midnight you would see a decrease in both property crime and assults

Well that poor young guy who had his life support turned off was attacked at 9pm wasn’t he, so clearly people are loaded well before midnight. In fact the trend I’ve observed is all about ‘pre-drinks’, just about all the main uni events have pre-drinks now. Invariably pre-drinks seems to involve chugging down spirits and drinking glasses from cheap arse 4L casks of wine.

Choosing an arbitrary time to lock people out won’t do anything. Certainly wouldn’t have stopped the guys in high school who used to take some bottles of Jack down to Pine Island in the early hours and then vandalise Tuggers, including egging the Police station around 2am.

c_c™ said :

JonnieWalker said :

I’d bet my house that if you close down pubs and clubs at midnight you would see a decrease in both property crime and assults

Well that poor young guy who had his life support turned off was attacked at 9pm wasn’t he, so clearly people are loaded well before midnight. In fact the trend I’ve observed is all about ‘pre-drinks’, just about all the main uni events have pre-drinks now. Invariably pre-drinks seems to involve chugging down spirits and drinking glasses from cheap arse 4L casks of wine.

Choosing an arbitrary time to lock people out won’t do anything. Certainly wouldn’t have stopped the guys in high school who used to take some bottles of Jack down to Pine Island in the early hours and then vandalise Tuggers, including egging the Police station around 2am.

That would have been me with the bottle of JD. I remember chugging down casks before school even finished. Could be that people start drinking earlier due to lock out but current ‘witching hour’ starts at around 2am and majority of problems go from there. You won’t stop assaults but as I said you will reduce them. Experience from other cities would suggest this anyway.

JonnieWalker 10:52 pm 16 Jan 14

Pork Hunt said :

Who the hell is jonnie walker? He has blown in from nowhere and is posting on every subject like there is no tomorrow. Earn your stripes you mouthpiece… Lol

I just took a well earned break.

c_c™ 9:26 pm 16 Jan 14

JonnieWalker said :

I’d bet my house that if you close down pubs and clubs at midnight you would see a decrease in both property crime and assults

Well that poor young guy who had his life support turned off was attacked at 9pm wasn’t he, so clearly people are loaded well before midnight. In fact the trend I’ve observed is all about ‘pre-drinks’, just about all the main uni events have pre-drinks now. Invariably pre-drinks seems to involve chugging down spirits and drinking glasses from cheap arse 4L casks of wine.

Choosing an arbitrary time to lock people out won’t do anything. Certainly wouldn’t have stopped the guys in high school who used to take some bottles of Jack down to Pine Island in the early hours and then vandalise Tuggers, including egging the Police station around 2am.

Pork Hunt 9:19 pm 16 Jan 14

Who the hell is jonnie walker? He has blown in from nowhere and is posting on every subject like there is no tomorrow. Earn your stripes you mouthpiece… Lol

Pork Hunt 9:13 pm 16 Jan 14

JonnieWalker said :

I’d bet my house that if you close down pubs and clubs at midnight you would see a decrease in both property crime and assults

Why would you? C***s would simply go out two hours earlier than they used to and drink a similar amount of piss anyway…

MrBigEars 9:10 pm 16 Jan 14

johnboy said :

There’s a global trend of lowering crime being driven by many factors not least of which is ubiquitous survielance.

Not to mention reducing lead exposure

IrishPete 6:43 pm 16 Jan 14

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

It is entirely possible that number fudging helps the better results.

Number fudging doesn’t work on surveys. Well, not unless the ABS is in on the game too. (Which they might be for inflation, GSP and un/employment, but crime being primarily a State issue I think they are unaffected by the will of their political masters).

IP

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