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Crime figures drop

REPORTED crime in the the Loddon Shire dropped from 412 to 387 offences in the past 12 months. according to latest data.

Main offences were breaching family violence orders and theft.

The drop comes as Goldfields police service area’s Inspector Donna Mitchell called on Loddon residents to reduce theft risk.

“Whilst we may think becoming a victim ‘crime’ is out of our control, there are things you can do to reduce the risk. It is called ‘target hardening’,” she said.

“Most crime is opportunistic; offenders might intend to steal but they don’t care from where they steal. Alternatively, some crime is committed between parties who are known to each other and there is no risk to the general community.


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