Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Drug Lab Busts Rise by 20%, but Theft Drops

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Drug Lab Busts Rise by 20%, but Theft Drops

Article excerpt

Byline: Mike Derry

DRUG offences in the Bundaberg district soared by 20% in 2010/11 compared to the previous year, according to the latest crime figures released yesterday.

But Superintendent Rowan Bond said he was encouraged by the figures Co which revealed 28 drug busts had been made since August last year Co saying it was evidence of hard work by his police officers.

C[pounds sterling]We've had a very specific targeting of drugs,C[yen] he said.

Supt Bond said it also showed the good relationship the police had with members of the community, who were often responsible for reporting drug offences.

But he was disappointed there had been little change in assaults, particular domestic violence incidents, with this year's total assault figure of 443 only slightly down on last year's 447.

C[pounds sterling]I am quite alarmed at the pattern of domestic violence in Bundaberg,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]We had 34 instances last weekend alone, and some of those involved weapons. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.