New figures shed light on Port Augusta crime crisis

February 9, 2024 10:50 am in by
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Port Augusta topped the October/November regional South Australia criminal offences list last year with 394 offences.

Shadow Police Minister Sam Telfer has expressed concern about a crime crisis, saying some of the most violent crimes are occurring in Port Lincoln and Port Augusta.

Police Minister Joe Szakacs says $81.8 million has been committed over four years to recruit an additional 189 police security officers.

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SAPOL is also encouraging residents to take preventive actions, such as installing CCTV, using alarms, securing windows and doors, and concealing valuables.