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Police Mostly Satisfied With Behaviour of New Year’s Eve Revellers Across Australia

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Police across Australia have praised the behaviour of New Year’s Eve revellers. Although the number of arrests were down, it was still a very demanding night for police and paramedics. Continue reading Police Mostly Satisfied With Behaviour of New Year’s Eve Revellers Across Australia

WA Police ‘Operation Sweep’ To Combat Recent Rise In Crime

WA Police today announced the formation of a major new operation in response to a significant rise in crime for the start of the new financial year. Deputy Commissioner Stephen Brown said in July 2015, crime in the metropolitan area was up by a total of 19.6% across a range of categories compared to July 2014.

Police had already identified the unseasonal trend and were taking decisive action.

“What we know is that while crime usually drops off significantly in winter months, this July it remained equivalent to the levels we usually only experience in the peak summer months.

“This week I have approved Operation Sweep. Its sole objective is to focus on those people and places that are over-represented in crime reporting in Metropolitan WA.

“The community will quickly notice a greater visible presence of not only your local police, but now heavily supported by detectives, the Regional Operations Group and other specialist areas. “The public and offenders will definitely see a difference,” Mr Brown said.

“The formation of the new operating model has the flexibility to rapidly divert in excess of 1000 officers across the metropolitan area at any time. The increase in available resources, coupled with greater direction and control through our restructure, allows actions like Operation Sweep to apply pressure where it is needed.”

Local Police Teams will keep the community up to date on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #operationsweep

Read the full press release.

Rural Towns and Villages Pay the Price of Police Cuts

It’s no surprise that in the recent National Rural Crime Survey nearly two-thirds of respondents thought that the police weren’t doing a good job and felt less safe as a result. Government soundbites say the police “must do more with less”. The “less” refers to less funding, but the truth is it actually means fewer police officers. More than 12,000 front-line officers in fact, with at least another 15,000 to go over the next two years. That’s on top of 35,000 departing civilian staff, whose work needs to be covered by officers.

The knock-on effect is that police have to put much smaller numbers of officers where the demand is greatest, just to cope with crime and disorder in the cities, towns and sprawling estates. The glaring consequence of this, of course, is that it makes rural areas ripe for the picking.

Read the rest of Mike Pannett’s article in Yorkshire Post.

Mike Pannett is a former North Yorkshire police officer turned best-selling author on rural life and policing. His new book Crime Squad is due to be released later this year.

Source: www.yorkshirepost.co.uk

Greater Manchester Violent Crime Rockets As Cuts To Police Continue

Violent crime in Greater Manchester is rocketing, new figures show.

Greater Manchester Police recorded 41,176 violent crimes in the year up to the end of March, up by 40 per cent compared to the year before.

Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy said: “This increase in recorded violent crimes is showing some worrying trends and placing huge demand and risk on a reducing number of staff. Many of these incidents are complex with vulnerable victims to be protected and dangerous offenders to be brought under control. We are bringing many more cases to court but keeping on top of this is getting more and more challenging.”

Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd said “(…) I call on David Cameron to stop chipping away at the police service, invest in public safety and make sure that policing has the money and the means needed to keep us safe.”

Read more in the Manchester Evening News.

Source: www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk

South Australia Police Releases Monthly Crime Statistics

South Australia Police has released their monthly state and Local Service Area crime statistics. Check out your area here.

State-wide the statistics over the last 12 months to the end of May show that reported offences against the person have risen 14 per cent and the total reported offences against property have fallen two per cent.

This has resulted in an overall rise in reported crime of one per cent.

Read more on SAPOL website.

Source: www.police.sa.gov.au

Victoria Police Statistics Reveal Seniors Affected By Family Violence

Horrifying statistics show more than 200 senior citizens in a pocket of Melbourne’s west were subjected to family violence in the past 12 months.

Leader obtained Victoria Police statistics which showed 206 domestic violence offences were recorded in Brimbank, against people aged 60 and over, between April last year and March this year.

According to the state’s Crime Statistics Agency, in comparison, there were 145 reports of elderly abuse in Brimbank during the previous 12 months.

Of the victims, 132 were women and 74 were men.

Read more in Herald Sun.

Source: www.heraldsun.com.au

Family Violence: RCMP Say Indigenous Women Are Still Overrepresented in Murder Statistics

Last year, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police revealed there were nearly 1,200 cases of murdered and missing Aboriginal women over three decades. Police said Friday they have made progress in solving cases, but the numbers continue to grow.

Officials with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said that 11 more indigenous women have disappeared since its report in May of last year painted a disturbing picture for Canadians of an issue the RCMP calls “a national tragedy.”

And the murder rate for Aboriginal women continues to be disproportionately high, with 17 homicides in 2013 and 15 homicides in 2014.

“The update confirms that aboriginal women are most often killed by men in their own homes, in their own communities, and reconfirms the need to target prevention efforts towards family violence,” RCMP superintendent Tyler Bates told a news conference.

Read more on VICE.

Source: news.vice.com

Police Investigate More Than 200 Crimes At Top Melbourne Private Schools In Three Years

Police have been called to Melbourne’s most prestigious private schools hundreds of times in the past three years to investigate alleged crimes including sex attacks, assaults, drug trafficking, bullying and offensive behaviour.

Crime records compiled for the Herald Sun by the Crime Statistics Agency reveal that paying fees of up to $30,000 a year does not safeguard students from criminal and anti-social behaviour.

The reports show 222 incidents were recorded at 11 of the state’s most elite schools.

Among the incidents reported at Associated Public Schools in 2012, 2013 and 2014 were 18 sex offences, three cases of stalking, harassment or threatening behaviour, six assaults and 16 drug offences. None of these crimes were reported in the media.

Read more on News.com.

Source: www.news.com.au