Crime down in sub­urb

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

CRIME in Coolbellup is down 12 per cent on this time last year.

Speak­ing at a com­mu­nity crime fo­rum in the sub­urb last Thurs­day night, Mur­doch po­lice sta­tion Se­nior Sergeant Glenn Swan­nell said that equated to 70 fewer of­fences.

“There is a per­cep­tion that crime is out of con­trol,” he said. “That’s just not true.”

Mean­while, the need for more youth-based ini­tia­tives was also flagged.

A num­ber of res­i­dents high­lighted anti-so­cial be­hav­iour from lo­cal young­sters as their num­ber one con­cern.

About 40 peo­ple at­tended the meet­ing, with in­for­ma­tion from CoSafe, the Depart­ment of Hous­ing, po­lice and Wil­lagee MLA Peter Tin­ley.

Mur­doch po­lice sta­tion Se­nior Sergeant Glenn Swan­nell at the fo­rum on Thurs­day night.

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