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Question Without Notice No. 1284 asked in the Legislative Council on 30 October 2019 by Hon Jacqui Boydell

Minister responding: Hon M.H. Roberts
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 30 October 2019

POLICE — CRIME STATISTICS — NEWMAN

1284. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the minister representing the Minister for Police:

I refer to Western Australia Police Force crime statistics from January this year to date.

In the town of Newman —

(a) how many assaults against police were recorded;

(b) how many assaults against medical personnel, including ambulance volunteers, were recorded;

(c) how many offences of graffiti were noted; and

(d) how many selected offences against property were recorded?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following answer has been provided to me by the Minister for Police.

The Western Australian Police Force advises the following.

(a) There were seven assaults against police recorded.

(b) The level of detail required to disaggregate assaults against medical personnel from other victim types in Western Australia Police Force data holdings is not readily available and would require a significant diversion of police resources to attempt to identify.

(c) There were nine offences of graffiti noted.

(d) There were 472 selected offences against property recorded.

There are some notes. Information extracted is for the period 1 January 2019 to 29 October 2019 inclusive and was extracted from the incident management system on 30 October 2019. Statistics are provisional and subject to revision. Assaults against police officers are determined using the offence reporting group of assault when the victim is recorded as a police officer. Graffiti consists of offences against section 444(1)(b) or section 445 of the Criminal Code Act 1913 when the property damage is recorded as being graffiti in the IMS. Selected offences against property consists of the offence reporting groups of burglary, stealing of motor vehicle, stealing, and property damage and arson.