Bottlo cops work but big rise in break-ins and car thefts

2592 Robyn Lambley (ABC pic) OKLETTER TO THE EDITOR


Sir – The Gunner Government’s decision in 2016 to not ensure full coverage of police outside bottle shops was a disaster for Alice Springs with alcohol related assaults and crime hitting record levels in 2017 and 2018.


With the police auxiliaries now maintaining full coverage of all Alice Springs bottle shops, alcohol related assaults have dropped again.


It took two years of pain and suffering for Gunner to realise his mistake.


The social and economic cost to the people of Alice Springs has been phenomenal.


On the other hand, property crime has remained at record high levels in Alice Springs over the past 18 months.


The latest police crime statistics for Alice Springs over the last twelve months have seen a: 114% increase in House Break-ins, 30% increase in commercial break-ins, 41% increase in motor vehicle thefts.


These figures are completely unacceptable.


The Gunner Government has not only been a financial disaster for the NT, their soft on crime approach has seen our safety in Alice Springs being compromised like never before.


Robyn Lambley MLA (pictured)

Independent Member for Araluen




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