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

Property offences dropped by 27 per cent including a 38 per cent decrease in house break-ins and a 61 per cent drop in commercial break-ins in the December quarter but rose five per cent in 2009. Tennant Creek There was a four per cent increase in assaults in 2009 including a 26 per cent increase in the December quarter. Seventy-three per cent of assaults were alcohol related and 67 per cent were domestic violence related. There was a four per cent increase in property offences last year with a two per cent increase in house break-ins and a 15 per cent increase in commercial break-ins. Nhulunbuy Assaults have dropped 38 per cent in 2009 including a 40 per cent decrease in the December quarter. Of the assaults recorded, 73 per cent were alcohol related while 33 per cent were domestic violence related. Property offences dropped 12 per cent last year including a 28 per cent decrease in house break-ins and a 24 per cent increase in commercial breakins. Balance Assaults increased by 32 per cent last year including a 17 per cent increase in the December quarter. Alcohol was involved in 48 per cent of all assaults with 67 per cent of assaults domestic violence related. Property offences increased by three per cent in 2009 however house breakins dropped by 21 per cent.


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