Statistics don't mean squat
Living in the centre of Commercial Business Districts most of my life, I understand that after the loss of several glass shop fronts, shop insurance is no longer an affordable option for struggling business people.
In fact it ceases to be a viable option for the whole business area as insurers pick up on reports of increased risk.
While the cost is generally written into the tenants lease, and the flow on from uninsured drunken vandalism graffiti and opportunistic burglaries continues to mount, our third or fourth police minister in as many years is only able to claim statistics on reported crime have dropped.
We here know the actual crime rate increases.
The years of insufficient police presence has resulted in heaps of historical records and video footage but nothing else of value.
We have had a gut full of this garbage from four successive Labor Governments, without on-the-ground police presence in the small hours in our taxpaying communities, statistics from Mr Wedderburn of the Bureau of Crime Statistics don't mean squat.
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