EVERY major crime statistic except sexual assault and car theft has increased by double digits in Palmerston while commercial break-ins in Darwin rose a staggering 90 per cent in a 12 month period.
Following the release of the latest statistics from NT Police, Commander of the Darwin metropolitan area Brent Warren offered few specific explanations relating to Palmerston, while acknowledging the statistics which covered a period from May 1 2016 to April 30, 2017.
“Police continue to work with businesses and residents to provide crime prevention advice and support to reduce the incidence and impact of this offending,” he said.
Sexual assaults increased by 6.5 per cent while car theft dropped by 5.1 per cent.
Everything else in Palmerston rose by a minimum of 22 per cent — domestic violence assault by 27 per cent while house break-ins rose by 52.9 per cent and alcohol related assault...
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