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Canterbury Bankstown finally wins something!

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by God, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. God

    God Well-Known Member

    +487 /12

    THE head of the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has warned that innocent bystanders could be wounded or killed by stray bullets if gun crime is not contained in Sydney's wild west.

    BOCSAR director Dr Don Weatherburn said he was concerned about increases in shootings, amphetamine use and stock theft.

    The warning came as a man and his teenage son escaped injury after shots were fired into a house in Sydney's southwest overnight.

    Dr Weatherburn said the jump in drive-by shootings from 73 to 88 was largely contained to four police divisions, including Canterbury Bankstown, Fairfield and Liverpool.

    "Over the last 12-months we've seen a 20 per cent increase in the number of cases where there's been a discharge of a firearm into a premises," Dr Weatherburn said.
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    "These rates of offending tend to be higher in western Sydney and south-west Sydney than they do in other parts of the state.

    "Clearly the most worrying of these trends is the drive-by shootings. It's a matter of time before someone is seriously injured or murdered as a result of one of these things.''

    While crime across the state has dropped in most categories, Dr Weatherburn singled out massive increases in amphetamine use (up 35.8 per cent) and cannabis dealing (up 13.2).

    "There's no question that the use of amphetamines is going up quite rapidly. It levelled off for a little while but over the last five to ten years we've seen substantial increases in it," he said.

    "What's driving it is the sheer demand. As more people use it, more people get familiar with the drug so it has this contagious effect.''

    Stock theft in regional areas was also up by 31.7 per cent, while petrol and number plate thefts from cars increased on the back of average petrol prices, which rose by 11.5 per cent in a 12-month period.

    Penrith registered significant drops in major crime categories, while Lake Macquarie saw upward trends in three categories.

    The September quarterly report showed that assaults (13.4 per cent down), robbery (50 per cent down), car theft (20.6 per cent down) and break and enters (29.1 per cent down) were significantly down in Penrith.

    Commissioner Andrew Scipione said the stats showed that all 17 major crime categories were stable or falling.

    Mr Scipione said assaults, robberies, break and enters and malicious damage to property were all down.

    Assaults in licensed premises are down 6.3 per cent. Assaults in clubs dropped by 18.2 per cent.

    "I find this downward trend very encouraging and we will continue to target alcohol fuelled violence," Mr Scipione said.

    Mr Scipione said increases in drug categories should be attributed to police targeting drug dealers and traffickers.

    "This sends a very clear message to those who break the law. You will be arrested and bought before the courts," he said.

    Across a two-year period, abduction and kidnapping increased by 31.2 per cent.

    Dr Weatherburn said the spike was directly related to 'unusually low figures' from the previous year.

    Do you think Des made a diffrence???
  2. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +5,798 /186
    I understand that one fo Des's KPI's is the reduce the number of drive by shootings in the canterbury area. He will receive a $10m bonus if he is sucessful. Unfortunatly for Des has more chance of winning the competition undefeated next year.

    Why is it the only people who believe that crime rates are stable or falling is the Police Commissoner and fatty obarrell. Everyone else knows that the stats lie because most victims don't report crime as it is a waste of time because the cops don't investigate it.
  3. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

    +5,134 /51
    The cops up here investigate and make arrests, then the friggin' judges let people back on the streets. We had one of the worst unprovoked glassings you'd ever see (caught on cctv), and the guy got no jail time. Beggars bloody belief!
  4. firechild

    firechild Active Member

    +65 /0
    They can't afford to put people in jail. There wouldn't be enough money to support the teenage mums and dole bludgers (incidentally also in SW Sydney) if they had to spend money keeping people in jail.
  5. Earnie the Eagle

    Earnie the Eagle Well-Known Member

    +359 /16
    I was in Townsville recently and a taxi driver told me that they dont take fares to South Townsville as it isnt safe...and we were thinking of moving there before that.
  6. Pablo

    Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,270 /24
    2 year good behaviour bond for the bloke arrested with a pipe bomb and knife at central station. Sums up our judicial system.
  7. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,380 /74
    If they could actually afford to put crims in jail Bulldogs crowds would plummet.
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    • tookey

      tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +5,798 /186
      Bulldogs sponsored in 2012 by NSW Corrections

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