Opinion: Crime in Bicton increasing

A resident of Bicton found this burned out car on her street recently.
A resident of Bicton found this burned out car on her street recently.

We are concerned policing is not serving our suburbs.

Crime is increasing, individuals are being threatened and the level of anti-social behaviour has gone through the roof.

We have residents in our suburb who are too scared to go to the Melville Plaza shopping centre for fear of being accosted by a meth-dosed stranger or alcohol-infused aggressor. We are constantly seeing posts on our Castle Hill Community Bicton shared site for local interaction.

They highlight the frightening and threatening action and behaviour of strangers.

One post on February 3 was from a woman scared to leave her home because there was a collapsed person on her property.

She called the police, only to be told they could do nothing.

The anti-social behaviour in Bicton and Palmyra has escalated to an unprecedented level, a level that will ultimately result in severe injury or death to a well-meaning member of the community.

We have children who need to access bus routes for school and centres for recreation.

They deserve the right to go about without the fear of being confronted by unruly, unpredictable psychotic persons.