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The Criminal Offence of Breaking and Entering in New South Wales

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A man is accused of breaking into a property in rural New South Wales and stealing farm equipment. According to police, the 38-year old entered the property near Muswellbrook – a town in the Upper Hunter Region of New South...

The Law, Defences and Penalties for Break and Enter Offences in New South Wales

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Two men are facing criminal charges after an alleged home invasion that left the occupant severely injured. According to police, emergency services were called to a home on Luxford Road in Letheridge Park near Mt Druitt in Sydney’s West at...

Disturbing New Crime Trend Goes Viral on Social Media

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The New South Wales Police Force has established a dedicated unit to investigate and prosecute a new criminal craze that is said to have been sweeping through the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie area in recent weeks. According to police, young...

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

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Being prosecuted for a criminal or traffic offence can be a nerve-wracking experience. You may be unfamiliar with the process, unsure of the best way forward and concerned about the outcome. But whether you are charged with a less-serious matter...

Innocent Man Convicted After Botched DNA Test

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Controversial DNA testing laboratory PathWest is under fire once again in the wake of fresh revelations that an innocent man was wrongly convicted and suffered the consequences of a criminal record for more than a decade after staff at the...

NSW Crimes Rates are the Lowest in 40 Years

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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...

Preventative Programs are Primarily Responsible for Decline in NSW Crime

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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...

Government to Deport Alleged Apex Gang Members

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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...

Fire Fighters Targeted by Thieves While Putting Their Lives at Risk

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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...

Controlling Youth Crime: Victorian Summit May Lead to Results

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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 –...
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