State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, will today move a Notice of Motion in NSW Parliament calling for more Police in the Lake Macquarie Local Police District, following the release of the latest BOCSAR report.
Car theft in the suburb of Cardiff is almost two and a half times the state average and steal from motor vehicles is double the state average.
NSW has the lowest ratio of Police officers to population of any major Australian state, with only 215 officers for every 100,000 people and Lake Macquarie Local Police District only received one new officer in the latest allocation of Police recruits.
The Notice of Motion calls on the Police Minister to increase Police resources across the Wallsend electorate to help combat crime.
Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery
“Our local Police are committed, professional and do a great job with the limited resources available. I am always impressed by their courage.”
“The statistics around car theft and steal from motor vehicles in Cardiff have increased dramatically in the last few months.”
“Motor vehicle theft has jumped from 16.7 per 100,000 people to over 50 per 100,000 people in just one month. That is a 300% increase and is two and a half times the state average.”
“Steal from motor vehicles has also almost doubled, up from 66.8 per 100,000 people to 116.9 per 100,000. That is double the state average.”
“The Government can spin the stats however they want, but the people in the suburbs who are the victims of these crimes tell the real story.”
“We need more Police on the ground and I will be asking the Police Minister for more Police in Cardiff and the Wallsend electorate.”