Shock rise in assaults on Sydney's northern beaches

28 January 2009



"We've had a misperception in this country that serious crime happens in back lanes and is perpetrated by unknown strangers.

"The reality is that domestic violence and interpersonal violence in licensed venues (often between intimates or friends) is much more prevalent."

These comments by Sydney Law School's Dr Murray Lee were published in a report in the  Manly Daily in response to recent Bureau of Crime Statistics figures pointing to a 10 per cent rise in assaults on Sydney's northern beaches in the last two years.

"Young men in the 15 to 24 age group are most likely to be both victims and offenders of assault," Dr Lee said.

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