Winning the war not by the law, says controversial lawyer

CRIME rates reportedly might be down in Rockhampton, but you won't convince controversial lawyer Doug Winning that's because of the new anti-bikie laws.

Criminal lawyer Doug Winning leaving the Rockhampton Court House.
Criminal lawyer Doug Winning leaving the Rockhampton Court House. Amy Formosa

New crime statistics, reported in the Bulletin yesterday, showed robbery offences were down 44%, break and enters down 23% and unlawful use of a motor vehicle down by 12% in Capricornia.

"What I say is that those comments represent contrived propaganda by the Newman Government," Mr Winning said.

"I don't accept those statistics, and they're simply untrue.

"If there's been falling figures in some way, it has nothing to do with the bikie laws whatsoever."

Member for Keppel Bruce Young previously said new data showed the laws were working in Capricornia.

Queensland Police are in the process of providing the Morning Bulletin exact figures of the number of crime incidents in the region.


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