Orange alcohol violence five times NSW average

Orange alcohol violence five times NSW average

New figures have shown alcohol-related assaults against police in Orange are five times the state average.

In 2012, there were more than 297 alcohol-related assaults, with almost three-quarters of the 49 assaults against police involving alcohol.

Canobolas Local Area Command Superintendent, David Driver, is not surprised by the figure, and says Orange police are frustrated by the number of drunken fools they continuously have to put up with.

Police are in discussion with the crime prevention committee and licensees, about trying to reduce that number.

The Orange community has been asked to assist police in creating a safer environment on the streets of Orange.

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