New Top Copper

che 14 June 2005 11

According to this media release John Hargreaves and AFP Commissioner Mick Keelty, today announced the retirement of ACT Chief Police Officer John Davies and the appointment of Audrey Fagan to the top spot.

I liked this bit in the media release:

“The Canberra community is currently reaping the rewards of our highly effective and efficient police force with significant drops in the level of crime in our city. Between January 2004 and April 2005 there has been a 13 per cent reduction in total offences reported in the ACT, this includes reductions of 41 per cent in reported burglary offences and 14 per cent in theft offences over the same period.

Gotta love stats like that.

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11 Responses to New Top Copper
Vic Bitterman Vic Bitterman 11:03 pm 15 Jun 05

The Skyhooks summed this up prefectly.

“Women in uniform….”.

Canberra_unsung_hero Canberra_unsung_hero 1:13 pm 15 Jun 05


bulldog bulldog 8:37 am 15 Jun 05

Well done Jazz, your right on the money. Coming from the Automotive industry the amount of cars I have seen that were vandalised, broken into, stolen/recovered in the last 3 years was astronomical. The worst part about this was that most of the owners told me that they had not bothered calling the cops because last time (repeat offenders or repeat victims?) they police had done sweet FA.

Statistics lie, coppers are underfunded and understaffed and junkies won’t go away. I think Audrey has her work cut out for her if she wants to be seen to be making a difference.

Thumper Thumper 8:09 am 15 Jun 05

It is now proven beyond doubt that smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.

Special G Special G 7:37 am 15 Jun 05

You’ve all heard the saying 95% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

johnboy johnboy 6:59 pm 14 Jun 05

No organisation can be expected to gather statistics on itself meaningfully for external debate.

Canberra_unsung_hero Canberra_unsung_hero 6:06 pm 14 Jun 05


Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 4:55 pm 14 Jun 05

How much of this decrease has to do with the lack of availability of heroin and other hard drugs, a very expensive habit, diminishing the number of users performing break and enters to feed a habit?

Jazz Jazz 4:35 pm 14 Jun 05

or maybe, how many people have stopped reporting offences because they’ve had poor responses from the police in the past.

Conveniently these statistics will be used to justify the low policing numbers we currently have

che che 4:24 pm 14 Jun 05

a question for those stats could be, which one of Canberra’s repeat offenders was behind bars for that period of time to show the decrease in crime and when do they get out again?

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