By ERWIN CHLANDA
Assault figures in Alice Springs have worsened, according to police statistics.
They show that in the year ending July 2020 assaults had increased 12% over the previous year while in the following month the corresponding increase was 17%.
For domestic violence related assaults the growth was from 19% to 25%, and for alcohol related assault, the figure nearly doubled from 11% to 20%.
Motor vehicle theft statistics remained the same, a drop of 33%.