Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 6 Hansard (24 June) . . Page.. 2823..
(2) No, my Department will continue to monitor the traffic flows along Tom Roberts Avenue, especially in the vicinity of the schools. Additional traffic control devices such as raised pedestrian crossings to slow the traffic speed can be incorporated into the capital works program if proven to be necessary.
(Question No 1542)
Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 13 May 2004:
(1) How many reports were received by police in relation to drug-related crime in (a) 2001-2002, (b) 2002-2003 and (c) 2003-2004 to date;
(2) How many of these reports resulted in charges being laid against the offenders for drug-related crime in (a) 2001-2002, (b) 2002-2003 and (c) 2003-2004 to date;
(3) What is the breakdown, by each A.C.T. suburb, of reports being called into the police by the public for drug-related crime in 2003-2004 to date;
(4) How many of these reported incidents were attended by the police;
(5) What police programs are currently in place in high drug-related crime suburbs in the A.C.T.
Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
(1) All figures used to answer this question relate to drug offences rather than incidents due to the nature of incident reporting and extraction processes used by ACT Policing. Information to answer this part is contained in Table 1.
(2) Please refer to Table 2 for all figures related to drug offences.
(3) Refer to Table 3.
(4) Refer to Table 1.
(5) While contributing to Canberra wide drug-related programs, ACT Policing does not operate suburb specific drug-related programs, given the population of the ACT and the resulting issues of economies of scale and loss of service delivery efficiencies.
Table 1: Number of drug offences reported by patrol attendance ~
01 July 2001 to 31 March 2004
01 July 03 - 31 March 2004
Source: PROMIS database as at 10 May 2004.