Attorney General Simon Corbell is thrilled with the latest data on criminal trends:
The criminal justice statistical profile, December 2011 quarter figures, tabled today in the Legislative Assembly, show annual decreases in most criminal offences.
Some of the key annual downward trends include:
— Motor vehicle theft (down 40%)
— Burglary/break and enter (down 36%)
— Weapons offences (down 30%)
— Robbery offences (down 28%)
— Assaults intending to cause injury (down 5%)
Mr Corbell said while there had been slight increases in some categories in the quarterly statistics, the annual decreases were encouraging.
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“The ACT Government and ACT Policing are working hard on strategies that work to see ongoing downward trends in offences, particularly property crime in the Territory,” Mr Corbell said.