Category: Break and Enter

NSW Crimes Rates are the Lowest in 40 Years


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim Crime rates across NSW have dropped to their lowest in 40 years. The latest annual report by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has found that most major categories of crime have fallen or remained steady over the 24 months to December 2016. Specific Crime Rate ...

Preventative Programs are Primarily Responsible for Decline in NSW Crime


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim A Sydney criminologist believes that the implementation of preventative and diversionary strategies is the primary reason for most categories of crime declining across the state in recent years. Dr Garner Clancey, a senior lecturer at the University of Sydney, points out that many offences have fallen by as much ...

Government to Deport Alleged Apex Gang Members


By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim According to Victoria police, a good way to deal with the state’s crime problem is to deport young adult gang members. A parliamentary body is also considering whether those under the age of 18 can also be turfed out of the country. A list of people who are said ...

Fire Fighters Targeted by Thieves While Putting Their Lives at Risk


By Blake O’Connor and Ugur Nedim. Mangoola Rural Fire Brigade worked tirelessly last week to protect the Hunter Community from several large blazes. The volunteers selflessly put themselves between raging fires and property in an attempt to keep people, livestock and homes out of harm’s way. Despite their brave work, firies returned from their campaign ...

Controlling Youth Crime: Victorian Summit May Lead to Results


Crime and youth experts have attended a Victoria Police Summit aimed at addressing issue of youth violence. The Summit was held in response to a spike in property and violent crimes – including car jackings, burglaries and larceny offences – with police struggling to control a small group of repeat offenders. Youth Crime Speaking at ...

If It Smells Like Sh#%, You Must Acquit


How could anyone forget American defence lawyer Johnny Cochran’s legendary line, ‘If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit’? There are all sorts of explanations about why the glove produced as an exhibit during the trial of OJ Simpson didn’t fit – he stopped his arthritis medication in the lead-up to the trial, he saved his best ...

Accused ‘Home Invasion Killer’ Released on Bail


Accused ‘burglar killer’ Ben Batterham says he is ‘very relieved’ to be out of custody, after being granted bail by Magistrate Robert Stone in Newcastle Local Court yesterday. Battherham was granted bail on a $200,000 security. He will need to abstain from alcohol and drugs, report daily to police and live in an undisclosed location ...

Examples of Why Crime Doesn’t Pay


Just for laughs, we’ve rounded up some of the funniest (attempted) offences from around the globe. 1. A low high A trio of thieves breaking into a home discovered three jars of cocaine, and couldn’t believe their luck! They took it home and snorted the contents… and this was the moment they discovered they’d stolen ...

11-Year Old Makes Burglar ‘Cry Like a Baby’


11-year old Chris Gaither was just hanging around at home with his dogs, when he heard a strange noise coming from upstairs. The quick thinking boy grabbed a knife and went to investigate, only to see an armed intruder coming down the stairs. According to the boy, the man pointed a gun and threatened to ...

Accused Murderer Visits Dreamworld on Bail


Despite breaching her bail, a mentally impaired Melbourne woman accused of murder has had her bail continued, albeit on tougher conditions. Georgia Fields and two men, Jake Fairest and Warwick Toohey, are accused of murdering Robert Wright, who fell to his death from a balcony in Ringwood last year. Mr Wright suffered from cerebral palsy ...