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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

Nearly 2000 Methamphetamine-Fueled Drivers Caught By Victoria Police

Almost 2000 Victorian drivers were caught under the influence of ice last year.

Victoria Police figures show an average 38 drivers a week were detected on the drug, a more than 30 per cent increase on 2013.

Overall, more than 3500 drug affected drivers were caught on the state’s roads in 2014, up almost 1000 in a year.

Victoria Police drug driving detections in 2014:

  • Methamphetamine only – 1970
  • Cannabis only – 805
  • MDMA only – 65
  • Combination of drugs – 661

Total: 3501.

Read more in Herald Sun.

Police Find 10 Drug Labs or Crops Every Week Across Adelaide

Police are uncovering about 10 cannabis crops and drug laboratories a week across Adelaide as they continue to crack down on suburban suppliers.

A Freedom of Information document, obtained by Family First MP Robert Brokenshire, showed 773 drug operations were found across the six metropolitan police districts from December 2013 to May.

The Holden Hill district recorded the highest number with 201 uncovered, followed by Elizabeth, 180, Western Adelaide, 135, and South Coast, 103.

The Sturt and Eastern districts each had less than 100 drug labs or cannabis crops seized, with 96 and 58 respectively.

Read more in Courier Mail.

Source: www.couriermail.com.au

Townsville Police Punched, Kicked, Spat On

More than three police officers a week are being punched, kicked and spat on by criminals in Townsville.

In the space of a month, more than a dozen officers have been seriously assaulted on the job, including three who were spat on in two days, one who was punched in the face outstide a nightclub and another who was pushed into a car, shattering a window with their arm.

Figures obtained exclusively by the Townsville Bulletin reveal 168 officers have been assaulted in the Townsville police district in the past year, not including the latest offences.

The figures from June 1, 2014, to May 31 this year show 11 assaults occasioning bodily harm, 73 serious assaults and 84 assaults against police.

Read more in Townsville Bulletin.

Source: www.townsvillebulletin.com.au

Ed: “police deserve respect, not aggression, in performing their duties in protecting the community”

SA Police Reveal 6388 Domestic Violence Reports In Just One Year

South Australian police have revealed for the first time that more than 6000 aggravated assaults reported each year relate to domestic violence.

Community leaders say the figures confirm their “worst fears” about the magnitude of the issue facing the community – and worry it is even more pervasive as domestic violence is often under-reported.

But they say naming the size of the problem will help raise awareness and spur on changes to attitudes and behaviours that must happen at the cultural, institutional and individual level.

SA Police figures show there were 6388 aggravated assaults which occurred in a domestic environment – 40 per cent of all aggravated assaults – in 2013-14. It represents a 2 per cent growth from the previous year, when there were 6223.

SA Police Commissioner Gary Burns said that since police had put a “major emphasis” on policing domestic violence in the past year the number of reported assaults had risen.

Status for Women Minister Gail Gago said there was no place for violence against women and their children in our society.

“These figures confirm our worst fears. Domestic violence is an extremely pervasive issue confronting Australian families and communities,” she said.

Read more in Adelaide Now.

Source: www.adelaidenow.com.au

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

Northern Territory Police and Insurance Company Expecting Spike In Crime Across Darwin

Crime Stoppers and Neighbourhood Watch are expecting a spike in break-ins during the upcoming school holidays, as insurance company TIO begs its policy holders to tighten security around their homes.

Property crime rates have soared recently, with a 72 per cent increase in the first quarter of the year. Car thefts are also up 29 per cent.

NT Police Senior Constable Tracy-Dale Middleton said many people were not even taking basic precautions.

Opposition Leader Michael Gunner laid the blame for the spike in property crime on the Government’s failure to deliver a promised 150 new police.


Read more in the Daily Telegraph.

Source: www.dailytelegraph.com.au

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

Police In West Yorkshire Seize 70 Per Cent More Cannabis

The number of cannabis plants seized by West Yorkshire Police soared by more than 70 per cent last year, according to new figures. West Yorkshire bucked the downward national trend in 2014 for the number of seizures of illegal plants, with 15,327 taken by the county’s police compared with 8,960 in 2013.

Nationwide, a third of police forces saw an increase between 2013 and 2014, though the overall number of seizures dropped 10 per cent.

Business Manager at Direct Line for Business said: “The consequences of a cannabis farm on a landlord’s property can be financially catastrophic. Landlords could face loss of rent and the stress of the legal wrangling during periods of repair or eviction.”

Source: www.mirfieldreporter.co.uk

Residents, Police Disagree With Home Theft Report Findings

After being named in the top three postcodes for reported home theft in south-west Queensland, the residents of Amiens, Pozieres and the Stanthorpe police believe the call is unwarranted.

Research conducted by RACQ Insurance found the postcode 4352 fell into the worst suburbs for home theft, with 0.2 claims per 100 policies held in the area.

The postcode covers an abnormally large region, stretching to the northern suburbs of Toowoomba, west of Warwick and as far south as Lyra.

Acting officer in charge of Stanthorpe police Senior Sergeant Shane Gleeson said he was shocked to hear of the figures.

“I can’t think of any incidents in Amiens or Pozieres…it’s not like we get a great deal of calls out there,” Snr Sgt Gleeson said.

Read the full story in Warwick Daily News.

Source: www.warwickdailynews.com.au