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Australia

4 April 2002

Australian (Sydney)

The number of armed robberies in Sydney's most populated areas has soared by 34 per cent over two years, forcing police to reform a hold-up response team and concede guns have become endemic on the city's streets. Fraud and assault levels also rose sharply with most other crime categories remaining stable — but near-record highs, the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research annual report has found. A fall in the recorded rates of home break-ins and indecent... (GunPolicy.org)

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