'Selected' crimes down


The NT Police today released statistics about “selected” crimes all of which show decreases from 2018 to 2019.
A police spokesman would not disclose what other categories there are in the current statistics, but pointed to an invitation published on the police website that people wanting to know more could apply for a form, list on it any questions they may have and submit it to the police.
He did not grant a request emailed by the Alice Springs News saying: “What are these categories and can you please email them to me urgently?”
These statistics are based on reports as recorded by police, and are not subject to independent verification.
The percentage changes published for the Alice Springs urban centre, including the downtown and surrounding areas corresponding to the Alice Springs Local Government Area, and representing about 12% of the Northern Territory’s population, were these (rates per 100,000, rounded): Assault -14%, domestic violence related assault -7%, alcohol related assault -26%, sexual assault -16%, house break-ins -18%, commercial break-ins -20%, motor vehicle theft -28%, property damage -5%.


  1. No, “Surprised”. These “crime statistics” are based on the numbers of reports made to and accepted by the police. See also our earlier report.
    Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


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