Melbourne: Police Chief Commissioner Simon Overland released figures showing robberies and assaults on Indian people in the state had increased by a third in a year. Mr Overland said some of the crimes were racially motivated but many were opportunistic.
-Last financial year, 1447 assaults and robberies were committed on victims of Indian origin, up from 1083 the previous year. Indian student numbers in the state reached about 46,000 last year, more than double the figure in 2006.
Source: The Age