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March quarter crime figures report dropping crime rate

Details:

Title

March quarter crime figures report dropping crime rate

Member

Toyne, Peter Howard

Political affiliation

Australian Labor Party

Collection

Media Releases for 09th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Media Releases; ParliamentNT

Date

2003-06-10

Notes

Made available by via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

File type

application/pdf

Use

Issued as a Media Release

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/79588

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/345982

Page content

Robbery increased by 29% or 21 more offences During the March 2003 quarter, house break-ins across the Territory fell by 28% compared to the same period last year but increased 1% or by seven offences compared to the past quarter. Territory-wide, the current level of house break-ins is at a two-year low while the levels of assaults are possibly trending upwards. "The drops in crime levels are significant, which really means we are seeing less victims of housebreaks and we are making some inroads into reducing this type of crime. "The possible upward trend in assaults is of concern and we will continue to monitor it but assaults showed a decrease of 5% from the previous quarter and a fall of 7% form the same quarter last year," Dr Toyne said. "While overall these figures are positive we still have a lot of work to do. We will continue to focus of on attacking the causes of crime through targeted crime prevention strategies and supporting the special operations and general work of our police force." Dr Toyne said that in relation to property offences, the figures showed: The underlying average level of house break-ins across the Territory at 237 offences per month is the lowest in two years In Darwin the underlying level of house break-ins at 118 offences per month is the lowest in two years In Palmerston, the underlying average level of house break-ins is currently at 50 offences per month, at the lower end of a range of between 47 to 70 offences per month recorded for the past two years. House break-ins at Katherine are currently at eight offences per month, which is at the middle of a range of 4 to 17 offences per month recorded over the past two years. In Nhulunbuy, the underlying level of house break-ins has remained stable over the past two years at two offences per month. In Tennant Creek, the underlying average for house break-ins is currently at eight offences per month, the lowest it has been for the past two years. In Alice Springs, the underlying average for house break-ins is currently at 19 offences per month, the lowest it has been for the past two years. "Overall we are making some inroads into reducing crime levels and will continue the efforts on all fronts law enforcement and crime prevention - to continue to bring the rates of crime down," Dr Toyne said. NOTE: The Crime and Justice Statistics are a measure of recorded crime across the Territory. The data is collected from the Police Real-time On-line Management Information System and the Northern Territory Courts IJIS system Nationally it is recognised that there are varying levels of un


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