Domestic violence has dramatically increased since Point of Sale Intervention …

Comment on Offenders bailed to ‘country’: An option, says police by Physics Bill.

Domestic violence has dramatically increased since Point of Sale Intervention at the bottle shops was suspended.
Domestic violence related assault:
(01/12/2016 – 30/11/2017) = 951 (~79/month)
December 2017 = 680
January 2018 = 540
If the next 10 months continue at the same rate as December and January there will be 7320 assaults – up 770%!
Numbers from NT police web site.

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Grand scheme meets small minds
Clarification – the percentages I listed in my previous comment are Yulara percent of the total traffic to Alice and Yulara. Comparing the Yulara to Alice traffic shows a growth in Yulara traffic from 17% of Alice’s traffic to over 50% by 1996-97. It fluctuates between 40% and 65% of Alice’s traffic thru the end of the data set.


Grand scheme meets small minds
@ Alex Nelson (Posted March 29, 2018 at 12:21 pm):
Thanks for the reference.
I was able to find passenger data for 1985-86 to 2010-2011. Yulara is listed as Ayers Rock in the data table. The first few years Yulara has only about 15% of Alice’s passengers, but by 1995-96 Yulara has grown to a third of Alice’s traffic.
The ratio stays around a third to the end of the data set in 2010-2011. I suspect almost all of the Yulara traffic is tourists and that only a few of them visit Alice.


Grand scheme meets small minds
Are the numbers of international and domestic visitors available? I suspect that they will show a dramatic drop around the time the Yulara airport opened (~2000). While the 300,000 passengers a year that fly to Yulara are good for the NT, I suspect most of them bypass Alice Springs.

[ED – Hi Bill, see “Tourism dollars for Alice: not a pretty picture.”]


Offences against the person went up 16% in December
How can there be 680 domestic violence incidents, but only 209 assaults (all categories) in December 2017?
What is the difference between a domestic violence incident and a domestic violence related assault?
Promis reports 209 assaults in Alice Springs December 2017.
From the Alice Springs News Online article “Offenders bailed to ‘country’” posted 15 Feb: “Commander Kershaw says there were 680 domestic violence incidents in Alice alone in December and about 540 in January.”


Bailed juveniles next-door to you soon?
What is all this money being spent on?
$4.1m/yr = $11,233 per day!
28 youths total in the three facilities means the cost is $401 per youth per day.
The Deputy Prime Minister is only entitled to $276 a day if he stays in Canberra.


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