Methamphetamine fuels 'massive spike' in burglaries in Nelson region

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Methamphetamine fuels 'massive spike' in burglaries in Nelson region

 

The Nelson region has experienced the largest spike in burglaries in the country, increasing by 52 per cent in a year.

The 1587 burglaries — an average of four a day — contributed to an 18 per cent increase in total reported crime in 2016 compared to the previous year.

Nationally, reported crime increased by 4 per cent last year and burglaries by 16 per cent.

Nelson Bays police area commander Inspector Mat Arnold-Kelly said the “massive spike” in burglaries was fuelled by methamphetamine and youths who offended “for the thrill of it”.

 

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/ Armed Robbery, Industry News

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