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Have you seen these people?
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police with identifying any of the people pictured
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community a safer place in which to live.
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IT'S diffcult not to hear of crime even if the events
reported on have occurred in places far away from
where we live and work.
It would not be a surprise should everyone think
that crime was a problem in their neighbourhood
but the recently released fgures from the 2009 NZ
Crime and Safety Survey indicates that 63% of the
population thought there was no crime problem
in their neighbourhood while 74% thought that
neighbourhood crime had not increased.
Those perceptions refect the reality - that there
is a downward trend in crime, not just in this country
but in other developed nations too.
The profle of crime between 2006 and 2009
(years the survey was conducted) did not change
with assaults or threats to a person accounting for
almost half of all offences (48%).
It's important to note that the survey takes into
account all crime, not just the offences that are
reported to police.
While many are fearful of crime, results show
that a small proportion (6%) of adults experience
most (54%) of all crime.
If you are in an older age group, fnancially
secure, European, living in your own home, you are
among those least likely to experience crime.
Those most likely to experience crime are younger
people, students, unemployed people, those on
eft, those living in rented accommodation
especially social housing, Maori or from an 'other'
minority ethnic groups.
Common sense suggests that those described
as least likely to experience crime are also least
likely to be spending time in bars or clubs - nor are
they likely to be staggering home in the early hours
of the morning with a belly full of spirituous and
fermented liquor, waving their cell phone or ipod
about while challenging all and sundry to a fght.
All interesting stuff - further details from the
survey are available on www.justice.govt.nz
-- PAUL MILLER - Crime Prevention Adviser,
Napier Police. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CRIME AND SAFETY SURVEY
Almost every day we are confronted with crime - we read about it in newspapers,
see television reports, browse the internet sites and listen to radio news.
A Napier lawyer has been convicted on her
third drink- driving charge but has had a
charge of disorderly behaviour reduced to a
Sacha Beacham, 39, changed her plea to
guilty in Hastings District Court last week. A
charge of disorderly behaviour related to the
event was dropped, with police indicating a
formal warning had been issued instead.
Beacham, who has her own Hastings
law practice, was pulled over by police on
Havelock Rd at 2.36am because of her
speed and manner of driving. She recorded a
reading of 561 micrograms of breath per litre
of breath. The legal limit is 400mcg.
Beacham was previously convicted of
drink-driving in 2007 and 2002.
When Judge Christopher Field said a
pre-sentence report would be required,
Beacham's lawyer, Roderick Mulgan, said
that would be a problem because Beacham
regularly acted for clients in the region and
had "an understandable reluctance" to deal
with the probation service, given that she
regularly engaged with them in her duties.
"What she seeks is the ability to deal with
somebody she doesn't otherwise know and
won't meet again," Mr Mulgan said.
"Your honour comes from Auckland. I
come from Auckland. The defendant is happy
to travel to Auckland." Police did not oppose
the matter being moved.
Beacham will be sentenced by Judge
Field in Auckland District Court in July. The
maximum sentence for a third drink-driving
Beacham, who refused to comment
yesterday, was admitted to the bar in 2005.
New Zealand Law Society acting general
manager (regulatory) Mary Olivier said she
could not comment on specifc cases, but a
third drink-driving charge "would certainly be
something the society would probably refer
to its ftness- for-practice committee".
"We would act on a complaint, but if it
was brought to our attention by seeing it in
the newspaper or somebody telling us the
lawyer was in court we could initiate that
Lawyer's third conviction
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