New model works: OIC

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Statewide Rivervale -

BURGARIES, steal­ings and prop­erty dam­age have dropped in the past year in the Bel­mont area, ac­cord­ing to the Bel­mont Lo­cal Polic­ing Team’s Of­fi­cer in Charge Peter Arancini.

Se­nior Sergeant Arancini said the big­gest plunge in crime was a 17 per cent re­duc­tion in mo­tor ve­hi­cle thefts. Prop­erty dam­age fol­lowed closely be­hind with a 12 per cent drop.

Steal­ings fell 9 per cent and bur­glar­ies fell 6 per cent over the past 12 months.

“While th­ese fig­ures are good there is still a lot of work that can be done to fur­ther im­prove on same,” Mr Arancini said, at­tribut­ing the chang­ing po­lice model for the pos­i­tive re­sults.

“With 2015 well and truly un­der­way the Bel­mont Lo­cal Polic­ing Team are en­cour­ag­ing every­body to take a stand against crime and crim­i­nal be­hav­iour by re­port­ing any sus­pi­cious be­hav­iour to po­lice on 131444. By work­ing to­gether we all can make a big dif­fer­ence to im­prov­ing our safety and se­cu­rity,” he said.

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