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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1405..


Burnout activity-police monitoring

(Question No 468)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 12 March 2003:

(1) Are there any additional costs to the policing budget in monitoring burnout activity in Braddon on Friday and Saturday nights or does it take place as part of general duties;

(2) Have any arrests occurred to date this financial year associated with burnout activity in (a) Braddon (b) elsewhere in Canberra (please list suburb and site if possible);

(3) Braddon used to be the hot spot for burnouts are there any other areas that are being used frequently for burnout activity;

(4) Have any warnings been issued to date this financial year associated with burnout activity in (a) Braddon (b) elsewhere in Canberra (please list suburb and site if possible);

(5) How many call outs have police attended due to burnout activity (a) to date this financial year and (b) in 2001-02;

(6) What percentage of policing time would be dedicated to attendance or calls in relation to burnouts taking place.

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

(1) There are no additional costs to the policing budget in monitoring burnout activity in Braddon on Friday and Saturday nights. It takes place as part of general duties.

(2) No arrests have occurred to date this financial year associated with burnout activity in Braddon, however there has been 1 caution and 59 summonses issued. For elsewhere in Canberra there has been 1 arrest in Gordon and 62 other charges within the ACT Region.

(3) Police statistics do not indicate other hotspots for burnout activity.

(4) Yes, cautions have been issued for burnouts. A search of the police data base reveals the following information, this financial year to date (listed by suburb):

Suburb

Number of burnouts

Braddon

1

Calwell

1

Kaleen

1

City

1

Fyshwick

1

Palmerston

1


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