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Chris Cahill: Police Association President on 60 percent of cases reported to police abandoned in 2023

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AN OIA has revealed police abandoned almost 60 percent of cases reported to them last year. 

Of 962,521 emergency calls, 572,037 were abandoned. In 2023, reports were up 50 percent from 2019 and of cases reported, 179,957 were closed without any investigation at all. 

Police Association President Chris Cahill tells Mike Hosking that online reporting has driven up numbers. The Auror retail crime reporting app enables small low-level crime to be reported to police. Less than half of reports made are actual offences. 

Cahill says the app is fit for purpose. 

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