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Cold Comfort for Victims of Burglary

Cold Comfort for Victims of Burglary

The New Zealand Herald yesterday revealed that Counties Manukau Police have altered their records to misrepresent the number of burglaries committed between 2009 and 2012. They have understated the number of burglaries in their area by 700.

National’s Police Minister, Anne Tolley, said that “It’s extremely disappointing that the hard-working police staff in Counties Manukau have been let down by the actions of a few.”

Can she really think that this standard politician’s waffle about "hard-working" public servants is of any interest to people whose homes have been invaded by criminals?

There are 115,000 burglaries in New Zealand a year – or thereabouts, depending on the amount of official lying going on. The only serious question about burglary is how to reduce it from this outrageously high level. National has no policy to reduce burglary. Labour has no policy to reduce burglary. Only ACT does .

We will require anyone receiving a third burglary conviction to be sentenced to at least three years in prison without parole. Three strikes and you’re in.

After these new revelations, we hope all the other political parties will come out and officially endorse our policy. If they don’t, you must seriously question whose side they are on in the battle between ordinary families and burglars.

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