Territory Stories

December 2009 quarter crime statistics released

Details:

Title

December 2009 quarter crime statistics released

Member

Lawrie, Delia

Political affiliation

Australian Labor Party

Collection

Media Releases for 11th Assembly 2008 - 2012; Media Releases; ParliamentNT

Date

2010-03-31

Language

English

Subject

Crime

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/10070/219589

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/702859

Page content

Darwin Assaults dropped three per cent in 2009. Overall offences against the person have increased 28 per cent in the quarter and are 1 per cent lower for the year to December. Of all assaults, 53 per cent were alcohol-related while 27 per cent were domestic violence related. Property offences were nine per cent lower last year with an eight per cent drop in house break-ins and an 11 per cent decrease in commercial break-ins recorded. Motor vehicle theft and related offences dropped 3 per cent last year. Palmerston There was a seven per cent increase in assaults recorded last year but a four per cent drop in the December quarter. Alcohol was involved in 52 per cent of assaults while 49 per cent were domestic violence related. In 2009 there was a 17 per cent decrease in the number of property offences recorded including a 39 per cent drop in house break-ins and a 46 per cent drop in break-ins at commercial premises. Alice Springs Assaults increased by 29 per cent last year including a 37 per cent increase in the December quarter. Sixty-five per cent of assaults were reported as alcohol related while 56 per cent were domestic violence related. House break-ins dropped by three per cent in 2009 while there was a 16 per cent decrease in break-ins at commercial premises. Katherine Assaults increased by 48 per cent in 2009 but dropped by seven per cent in the December quarter. In 2009 there was a 37 per cent increase in the number of domestic violence related assaults compared to 2008. Of the recorded assaults, 78 per cent were alcohol related assaults while 56 per cent were domestic violence related.


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