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By johnboy - 30 May 2011 15

ACT Policing has launched a Facts & Stats section on its website to enhance its online service to the community.

Some of the data captured includes quarterly reported crime, the road toll (including previous years), and corporate data such as staffing numbers broken down into gender, rank, length of service and age brackets.

Crime reporting will be updated quarterly, with more data expected to be added in the near future.

The ACT has recorded significant decreases in most reported crimes in the first quarter of 2011. Comparing the first three months of 2011 with the corresponding period in 2010, statistics reveal a significant drop in property crime, including a 46.7 per cent decrease in reported burglaries and a 42.1 per cent decline in motor vehicle theft. These statistics can now be found within the Media Centre of police.act.gov.au, and ‘crime trends’ will soon be available.

Chief Police Officer for the ACT Roman Quaedvlieg said ACT Policing is keen to increase its online presence allowing for greater reporting and community engagement.

“We are looking at ways in which we can improve our online service to the community and we are seeking feedback through our online survey which closes Tuesday 31 May,” Chief Police Officer Quaedvlieg said.

The survey provides an opportunity to improve ACT Policing’s online capabilities to effectively and efficiently inform and engage with the community to help solve and prevent crime.

The online survey is available at police.act.gov.au and closes Tuesday 31 May.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Lies, damn lies, and then…
colourful sydney rac 11:52 am 31 May 11

Mysteryman said :

I wonder if the drop in reported crimes is due to a drop in the actual number of crimes being committed, or a drop in the number being reported. Or maybe both?

It’s a really interesting one – I remember reading that increases in rates of reported sexual assaults are often due to more people reporting the assault rather than an increase in the rates. Not sure how that can be determined though.

Mysteryman 11:25 am 31 May 11

I wonder if the drop in reported crimes is due to a drop in the actual number of crimes being committed, or a drop in the number being reported. Or maybe both?

The Frots 10:17 am 31 May 11

miz said :

Good to have less crime – but I wonder if this is because certain members of a Canberra crime family are in the clink? They say that most of our crime is committed by a small number of families – here’s one:

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/thwarted-home-invasion-planned-in-jail/2168102.aspx
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/no-evidence-of-drug-debt-as-men-jailed-over-assault/2173977.aspx
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/crime-and-law/hefty-sentence-for-notsofriendly-muggers/2172998.aspx

Sounds like a damn good start!

miz 9:48 am 31 May 11
KaptnKaos 9:22 am 31 May 11

Of course the number of “crimes” has dropped, they are not reported as “crimes” anymore they are “incidents”, but thems just words, you still need the resources to attend a reported crime/incident/whatever.

The Frots 9:17 am 31 May 11

Arthur McKenzie said :

More spin from Dad’s Army. If they spent more time doing their job, not bullying their employees and wasting time and money burying their suicidal management at our expense there would be no need to feed us web-based drivel. To be still investigating ways to present data online all these decades after web-pages were invented just shows how out of date this sham organisation is. Maybe they should squirt some capsicum in their face to wake up. Sure would make central station safer.

Ahhhh…………..okay……………………….there must be a story behind this?

Watson 8:04 am 31 May 11

Arthur McKenzie said :

More spin from Dad’s Army. If they spent more time doing their job, not bullying their employees and wasting time and money burying their suicidal management at our expense there would be no need to feed us web-based drivel. To be still investigating ways to present data online all these decades after web-pages were invented just shows how out of date this sham organisation is. Maybe they should squirt some capsicum in their face to wake up. Sure would make central station safer.

I think you should make up your mind about whether you want them to do their job – which I thought was fighting crime and protecting the public – or study IT.

Arthur McKenzie 10:50 pm 30 May 11

More spin from Dad’s Army. If they spent more time doing their job, not bullying their employees and wasting time and money burying their suicidal management at our expense there would be no need to feed us web-based drivel. To be still investigating ways to present data online all these decades after web-pages were invented just shows how out of date this sham organisation is. Maybe they should squirt some capsicum in their face to wake up. Sure would make central station safer.

buzz819 10:50 pm 30 May 11

PantsMan said :

WOW! Hope they include these good stats:

[Could you hyperlink and quote this properly, johnboy? Link: http://www.ombudsman.gov.au/media-releases/show/162 ]

“The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has cleared itself of every complaint about excessive use of force made by a member of the public since the Commonwealth Ombudsman became responsible in January 2007 for reviewing the AFP’s complaint-handling activities.

The Ombudsman’s latest review, which examined data relating to 399 complaints closed between 1 August 2009 and 28 February 2010—plus the 109 excessive use of force complaints made since January 2007, 80 from members of the public—was tabled in the Parliament today.

‘It is clear that there were deficiencies in the AFP’s complaint-handling practices during this period,’ the Ombudsman, Allan Asher, said. ‘In some cases, there was little evidence to show that AFP members took steps to diffuse difficult situations before resorting to force, while in others the records were inconsistent or incomplete.’…”

Yes, it is in there, they actually break it down by suburb as to what suburbs have the most uses of force. It is quite a colourful chart.

PantsMan 9:39 pm 30 May 11

WOW! Hope they include these good stats:

[Could you hyperlink and quote this properly, johnboy? Link: http://www.ombudsman.gov.au/media-releases/show/162 ]

“The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has cleared itself of every complaint about excessive use of force made by a member of the public since the Commonwealth Ombudsman became responsible in January 2007 for reviewing the AFP’s complaint-handling activities.

The Ombudsman’s latest review, which examined data relating to 399 complaints closed between 1 August 2009 and 28 February 2010—plus the 109 excessive use of force complaints made since January 2007, 80 from members of the public—was tabled in the Parliament today.

‘It is clear that there were deficiencies in the AFP’s complaint-handling practices during this period,’ the Ombudsman, Allan Asher, said. ‘In some cases, there was little evidence to show that AFP members took steps to diffuse difficult situations before resorting to force, while in others the records were inconsistent or incomplete.’…”

Jivrashia 5:15 pm 30 May 11

Would help if the link is in the actual AFP article…

Go to the AFP homepage (http://www.police.act.gov.au) and click on the survey icon on the right-hand side.
Or just click this link.

what_the 4:36 pm 30 May 11

wrong link, and the page doesn’t work (the interactive map). Try again!

The Frots 4:35 pm 30 May 11

Keijidosha said :

Try http://www.police.act.gov.au

Thanks – my mistake!

Keijidosha 3:56 pm 30 May 11
The Frots 3:48 pm 30 May 11

I just tried the link and it displays ‘still under construction’………………..?? Probably the first way they could improve the on-line service is to………………….. oh, I don’t know…………………………………have it on-line?

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