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Campbell Newman exaggerating crime statistics ahead of Qld poll

The ABC’s Fact Check investigated Newman’s claims on the crime rate drop under the LNP government.  Its findings:

  • The claim: Campbell Newman says Queensland crime rates have “gone down very very significantly” because of LNP policy.
  • The verdict: Qld crime rates have been dropping steadily for over 10 years, and the most recent data does not show a significant change in that trend. It is too soon to determine the impact of LNP policies on the trend, and individual statistics cited by the premier don’t tell the full story. The claim is exaggerated.’
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