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Maybe Canberra needs a bit of distraction biff

Mick breathed in but his Cronulla Sharks football jersey struggled to contain his well-insulated six-pack and he held up his hand as he approached Bazza in the front bar of the Top Pub.

StopDomesticViolenceThe NSW Police Force has welcomed the continuing drop in assault offences within licensed premises, particularly in the Kings Cross and Sydney CBD areas, but has also noted the increase in domestic violence.

NSW police commissioner Andrew Scipione hailed the continuing hard work by police through constant pro-active patrols, licensing inspections and liquor accords.

‘State-wide, non-domestic violence assaults within licensed premises have fallen 5.6 per cent during the past two years to March.

‘But the challenge for police everywhere is to maintain the breakthroughs we’re achieving.

‘I also note the increase in reported domestic violence-related assaults. (+2.5 per cent)

‘The figures indicate that almost half the violent assaults at home involve parents and their children. (47 per cent)

‘It doesn’t matter who it is: whether it is parents assaulting their children, grown children assaulting their parents or any other person guilty of domestic assault, you will be held accountable.

‘But victims must come forward and report the incidents to police so we can take action.

‘We believe the increase in indecent assaults relates to more people reporting the crime to police.

‘The publicity surrounding the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and several high-profile sexual assault court cases has led to more people making formal complaints to investigators.

‘We would encourage victims to report any incidents to police as soon as possible so we can investigate.’


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