2 Years after Jill Meagher's Rape and Murder,
Moreland City Council has still not provided the vital community safety initiatives
of public lighting and CCTV.
demonising law-abiding-men for walking,
a clearly stated community safety outcome such as increased public lighting
and chanted Light Sydney Rd! Light Brunswick!
Brunswick would be lit up like a Christmas Tree right now.
Citizens must advocate to authorities for Community Safety outcomes.
“A point of some importance is that “high-fear” groups are not especially characterised by age. Rather differences, hold within age groups. Thus, for instance, while it is well established that women are more fearful of crime than men (or at least admit to it more), younger women are more fearful than younger men, as well as older women being more fearful than older men.”
“Apart from the gender difference, other main findings are:
“people who live in high-crime areas are more likely than those who live in areas with lower levels of crime to be fearful”
“local disorder (such as noisy neighbours, poor street-lighting, and teenagers hanging around) is predictive of virtually all measures of fear”
“personal experience of being victimised, and greater contact with other victims, heightens fear”
Australian Institute of Criminology 2003
MORELAND Council has voted to accept $250,000 from the State Government to help install
“Cr Ratnam successfully amended the policy at last Wednesday's council meeting to add $125,000 towards increased lighting and other community safety initiatives, excluding CCTV”