Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -

RE­CENT crime fig­ures have put a spot­light on steal­ing of­fences from ve­hi­cles. Th­ese of­fences are in­creas­ing, typ­i­cally be­cause of some com­mon fac­tors and the abil­ity to com­mit the of­fence in lit­tle time. Th­ese fac­tors in­clude the high vol­ume of po­ten­tial tar­gets (cars are parked ev­ery­where), the lower risk of de­tec­tion as op­posed to break­ing into a house and the high propen­sity for vic­tims to leave prop­erty in their cars, cre­at­ing op­por­tu­nity. Although we have charged sev­eral peo­ple in re­cent times with th­ese of­fences, the sheer weight of op­por­tu­nity means steal­ing from cars is still a con­cern.

– Brad Richards-Scully Act­ing Se­nior Sergeant Kens­ing­ton Po­lice Sta­tion

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