In 2009/2010, there was a decline in overall crime of 6.4%, as a rate per 100,000 population. The2009/10 crime rate per 100,000 is 6,665.6, the lowest since the implementation of LEAP in March 1993 [...] Since 2000/2001, overall crime has decreased by 29.9%, as a rate per 100,000 population. The number of recorded offences has decreased by 19.3% over the same period [...]
Victoria Police processed a total of 170,614 alleged offenders in 2009/2010
Now lets look at a possible breakdown of the total:
What is disgraceful is that this data should come as a shock to even Sudanese community leaders, who claim the police used to tell them another story:
Sudanese community leader Saturnino Onyala said the data seemed at odds with police assurances their young people were not involved in 95% of the crime in Victoria.
Here is a possible example from 100 years ago of this peddling of deceptive assurances:
Police Commissioner Thomas O'Callaghan noted, "We have no Sudanese or Somalian crime in Victoria"