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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 11 Hansard (22 September) . . Page.. 3661..


(9) How many patrols have been dispatched to the North Belconnen area to target dangerous trail bike riders over the last 12 months;

(10) How many reports from residents have the police received in the last (a) three and (b) 12 months relating to trail bike riders in (i) North Belconnen and (ii) other areas of the ACT;

(11) How many trail bikes have been confiscated in relation to any offences in the last (a) three and (b) 12 months in (i) North Belconnen and (ii) other areas of the ACT.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The media release of 16 August referred to a discreet 12-month period in which ACT police had actively targeted one geographic region of the ACT and achieved good results.

In relation to the Member's other questions ACT Policing advises me that there is no specific offence category that relates only to trail bike riders for reporting purposes and that trial bike riders may be involved in the commission of numerous offences dependant on the circumstances of particular incidents.

I am further advised that the identification of incidents and offences involving only trail bike riders would require considerable manual data extraction and examination of individual records. Undertaking such a task would require the commitment of a significant amount of police resources for a protracted period. Given this advice from ACT Policing, I am not prepared to authorise the diversion of police resources from important policing duties to answer the Member's questions.

(2) Refer to the answer to Question 1.

(3) Refer to the answer to Question 1.

(4) Refer to the answer to Question 1.

(5) ACT Policing's response to incidents involving children and young persons is in accordance with the legislative requirements of the Children and Young People Act 1999 and ACT Policing's Children and Young People Practical Guide. To identify incidents involving children and young persons riding trailbikes is too resource intensive as identified in the answer to Question 1.

(6) Refer to the answer to Question 1.

(7) Refer to the answer to Question 1.

(8) Refer to the answer to Question 1.

(9) Refer to the answer to Question 1.

(10) Refer to the answer to Question 1.

(11) Refer to the answer to Question 1.


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