Alice Springs crime ‘crisis’ scaring off visitors, tourism body calls for NT government action
Tourists are opting to drive through Alice Springs instead of staying overnight because they fear for their safety, a Central Australian tourism body says.
- Tourism operators say tourists are avoiding staying in Alice Springs due to rising crime rates
- They’re urging the NT government to act immediately to reinforce law and order
- Alcohol-fuelled assault rates have increased by 20 per cent in 12 months
Tourism Central Australia moved a motion this week, urging the Northern Territory government to take immediate action to enforce law and order in Alice Springs, saying crime is reaching “crisis levels”.
Chief executive Danial