Territory Stories

Henderson in denial on crime

Details:

Title

Henderson in denial on crime

Member

Mills, Terrance Kennedy, 1957-

Political affiliation

Country Liberals

Collection

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

Date

2009-05-11

Language

English

Subject

Crime

Publisher name

Northern Territory Opposition

File type

application/pdf

Use

Issued as a Media Release

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Opposition - Country Liberals

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/216927

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/708336

Page content

Police resourcing in Palmerston has not kept up with population increases over recent years and this is reflected in the brutal attacks weve witnessed over recent months, he said. But the shortage in police numbers isnt limited to Palmerston. Mr Mills said that at the weekend the University Pirates the rugby union team based at Charles Darwin University was the victim of a ram raid during which a stolen car was driven through the front door of the clubhouse. He said a combination of inadequate staffing and rising crime levels meant hardworking police are so stretched, that they didnt even dust for fingerprints among the debris because they believed they wouldnt catch the perpetrators. It should be a basic expectation of Territorians that their police are resourced to such an extent that they can adequately investigate crimes and provide a reasonable level of community safety, Mr Mills said. Under the Henderson Government, both these criteria are out of reach. Further comment: Terry Mills 0418 833 594