Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Once officially known as the "state of excitement", Western Australia is now the state of fear:
Young WA women have become virtual prisoners in their own homes after dark, with a new national survey showing a State so dominated by fear of being attacked that more than half of all young women polled said they did not feel safe going for a walk at night — even in their own neighbourhood.
Always keen to embarrass the Carpenter Labor government, the West Australian adds:
In a wake-up call for the State Government, police and the judiciary, the survey compiled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics found a third of young men were victims of violent crime or threatened with violence in the previous 12 months.
Hey, WA can be dangerous even when accompanied by a camera crew (3:30 and onward).


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