ACT crime rates fall

CRIME rates have dropped in motor vehicle thefts, burglaries and property damage in the ACT.

Motor vehicle theft is down by 37.3 per cent, burglary down by 32.7 per cent and property damage down by 21.8 per cent in compared to 2009-10 figures.

“Crime by its very nature is cyclical, and trends can change quickly, however, there is no denying the fact that a targeted and well-executed campaign by ACT Policing has seen a downward trend in several of these grassroots types of crimes, and I commend ACT Policing for their efforts in protecting the Canberra community,” Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell said.

Response times have also improved – 97.4 per cent of priority one incidents were attended by police within 12 minutes and 97.9 per cent of priority two incidents within 30 minutes.

Also on the decline – 11 road deaths in 2010-11 compared to 20 in 2009-10.

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