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.
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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.