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Read moreA recent article by the ABC’s news.com.au found the Melbourne CBD has been rated as one of the worst in the country for balcony jumping incidents.

The ABC reported balcony jumping was down by more than half from 2015 to 2016, with police citing a number of factors including an increase in young people jumping and an increase among people under 25.

The Melbourne Metropolitan Council reported in 2017 that an increase of over 15 per cent in balcony jumping offences in the past three years was linked to the introduction of stricter balcony laws.

The council said the number of balcony jumping breaches increased from 1,942 in 2016 to 1,868 in 2017.

In 2017, the number jumped by 10 per cent to 596.

The latest statistics suggest a growing number of people are attempting to jump from balconies.

The ABC reported an increasing number of young people were jumping from balconys.

It is not known whether the new laws will stop people from jumping from balcony.

It’s estimated around 30,000 people have been caught jumping from a balcony in Victoria since they were introduced in 2013.

The laws were introduced as part of the “Bathroom Safe” campaign.

The campaign is designed to encourage young people to get on with their lives and have safe access to the bathroom, including using public toilets.

The NSW Premier Mike Baird said the laws were a response to balcony jumping and he believed they had had a “positive impact”.

“The NSW Government has made it clear they are not about a ban on balcony jumping, they are about protecting people from falling debris from balconries,” Mr Baird said.

“I think it’s important to remember we are in the 21st century, there are new technologies that are coming into play that we will have to deal with in the future.”

Mr Baird said a “BATHROOM SAFE” poster was in place in all NSW schools across the state.

“We are in a unique position in that we are not a large city, but we are a city of young adults and there are many young people who jump,” he said.

Topics:offences,public-sector,parliament,government-and-politics,melbourne-3000,vicTopics:council-and‑government,government,australiaFirst posted May 27, 2018 11:18:16Contact James Hensley

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