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SO WHAT?

Sudanese youth are a major component of the problems in Little Africa. Here are some stats on them:
Home invasions in Victoria at 73 times the rates of non-Sudanese-born youth [calc. as (7.44/0.11)/(92.56/99.89)]
Car thefts in Victoria at 54 times the rates of non-Sudanese-born youth [calc. as (5.65/0.11)/(94.35/99.89)]
Aggravated robberies (Vic) at 147 times the rates of non-Sudanese-born youth [calc. as (13.9/0.11)/(86.1/99.89)]




The Age:

Often they hear them before they see them. A bottle smashing. A woman screeching. The sounds of scuffle. A person clattering down the street swearing after someone called Wayne.

We’re in Little Africa in Footscray, a hot-spot for drug users that fight, bleed and reportedly shoot up in public.

The precinct around the Nicholson Street mall features wares and fashions from across the African continent, everything from wigs, homemade Eritrean-style dresses and Somali Sambusa pastries.

But traders say their businesses are being crippled by drug-affected people congregating in front of their stores, occasionally breaking into shops, and intimidating customers by swearing and threatening them.

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