Crime down in suburb

Murdoch police station Senior Sergeant Glenn Swannell at the forum on Thursday night.
Murdoch police station Senior Sergeant Glenn Swannell at the forum on Thursday night.

CRIME in Coolbellup is down 12 per cent on this time last year.

Speaking at a community crime forum in the suburb last Thursday night, Murdoch police station Senior Sergeant Glenn Swannell said that equated to 70 fewer offences.

“There is a perception that crime is out of control,” he said. “That’s just not true.”

Meanwhile, the need for more youth-based initiatives was also flagged.

A number of residents highlighted anti-social behaviour from local youngsters as their number one concern.

About 40 people attended the meeting, with information from CoSafe, the Department of Housing, police and Willagee MLA Peter Tinley.