In the 2009/2010 fiscal year, there were 7138 recorded cases of burglaries in Canterbury, which equates to 595 a month. Canterbury district intelligence manager Inspector Doug Parker estimated about 220 to 280 burglaries a month were referred to the police Information Reporting Centre (IRC) where the complaint was dealt with over the phone. A forensics officer would later attend the scene of the crime, he said. Only a certain amount were immediately attended by police patrol cars, Parker said.
My primary concern on this relates to the sheer number of offences. Twenty burglaries a day is a rate that should not be tolerated. This problem could so easily be solved by Judges and Magistrates recognising that there is an epidemic of burglaries and jailing anyone convicted for a few years. With no parole. Keep doing this until the number of burglaries dwindle to a manageable level. Eventually, most burglars will be off the streets and problem solved.
Meanwhile, while they can’t stop burglaries, or apprehend the culprits, they’re busy as hell elsewhere. They cannot defend private property, but the Police are flat out enforcing laws that relate to social behaviour. In a recent operation-
– 2721 intervention resource packs handed out challenging people’s drinking behaviour and offering 0800 help lines to call
– 2629 people breath tested by mobile patrols
– 37,504 motorists stopped and breath tested at checkpoints
– 263 screened positive for the breath test (less than 1% of the drivers tested)
– 53 blood samples administered that could result in court action
– 212 miscellaneous offences detected at checkpoints
– 623 hotel compliance checks made
– 48 breaches of the Sale of Liquor Act. These will result in applications to the Liquor Licensing Authority for suspension, cancellation or a variation of licence and hours.
– 49 Breach of Liquor Ban arrests made
– 216 people warned for breaching liquor bans
– six $200 instant fine liquor infringement notices issued
– 15 minors warned regarding under-aged drinking
– 262 controlled purchase operations run:195 at off-licence premises and 67 at on-licence premises. Nineteen outlets caught in breach and will face further action (less than 10% of premises checked).
So where property laws are being broken at a high rate, the cops couldn’t give a damn. There too busy enforcing arbitrary regulations aimed at government mandated behaviour modification. They are focused on trying to stem the overwhelming flow of human sewage, the social breakdown that inevitably comes from a few decades of socialist/ collectivist government where people are stripped of their morality and individual responsibility. Political outcomes that increased policing will never fix.
There are three things that need to occur here. One is NZers need to reject socialism and return to their Judeo-Christian roots and promote the family and moral values that discourage the drug/ alcohol based offending the cops are wasting their time trying to deal with. The second is that the Police Minister needs to be sacked along with all of the Police upper level management, and a new management regime installed that has an improved understanding of what the Police Force’s real role in society is.
The third thing is that Judges and Magistrates need to be reminded that their primary role is to keep law abiding citizens safe from crime. With 20 burglaries a day in Canterbury, they’re clearly failing miserably in that objective. Source.
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