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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 7 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 2947..


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

(1) ACT Policing statistics are not recorded to the level that permits reporting on incidents occurring on buses or at individual bus stops. Incidents are recorded and extracted via a 'Common Place Name'. Consequently, statistics for Belconnen represent all three of the locations referred to in the Member's question. I am advised that the number of assaults reported at the various bus interchanges between 1 January 2006 and 30 April 2012 is 271. Please refer to the attachment for the breakdown of assaults by year and Common Place Name.

(2) The number of thefts or robberies, including burglary and stolen motor vehicles, reported at each interchange over the same period is 238. Please refer to the attachment for the breakdown of these numbers by year and Common Place Name.

(3) These statistics indicate the highest number of incidents occur at Woden interchange.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

Taxis—crime (Question No 2256)

Ms Bresnan asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 2 May 2012:

(1) What statistics does the ACT Government collect on crimes committed in taxis.

(2) What obligations do ACT taxi companies and taxi operators have to collect, and to report to Government, statistics of crimes or other incidents relating to their taxis.

(3) What is the number of assaults committed in ACT taxis in each of the years from 2006-2012 for (a) passenger on driver, (b) driver on passenger and (c) passenger on passenger.

(4) Does the ACT have any requirements for taxis to be fitted with security screens to protect drivers.

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

(1) ACT Policing does not record incidents that occur in taxis as a specific data field within the PROMIS operational data system.

(2) There is no obligation for taxi companies or operators to collect and report statistics of crimes or other incidents related to taxis.

(3) ACT Policing data recording does not permit reporting to this level of detail.

(4) There is no requirement for taxis to be fitted with security screens to protect drivers. Taxi networks may provide other security measures for their drivers, such as security cameras, duress alarms and direct communication with the network at the time of the incident.


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