Lack of statistics no surprise
It's not a surprise to read that crime statistics are not available (Peninsula News, January 16).
Politicians and bureaucrats love the game of cover up.
They follow Lord Acton's dictum of fool them and tell them nothing.
During the term of the Askin government, a police sergeant gave the newspapers the correct crime figures, and he was belittled and persecuted for his civic mindedness.
To control crime we need zero tolerance on the streets and stern penalties for anti-social crimes, as arson, treason, gang-warfare, gun violence etc.
On this day in 1787, the British parliament decided to ship their excess crims to Australia.
In that time, as today, crime is caused by poverty, drugs and urgers.
We can do something about poverty and drugs, but you can't do much about urgers.
I mean, you can't send them all to parliament.
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