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Four Corners: Crime and Panic
Crime and Panic
ABC  |  November 5, 2018

Fear and race on the streets of Melbourne.
For more than two years, the media has been reporting that Melbourne is in the grip of a crimewave, overrun by African street gangs responsible for a wave of violence and theft.
Images of brawling Sudanese teens and hooded armed robbers have spread terror and stoked a growing anger towards those "of African appearance".
Some residents say they are living in fear, the Sudanese community feels under siege and police are being accused of political correctness and inaction.
Amongst the claims and counter claims, Four Corners reporter Sophie McNeill has spent weeks on the ground to get to the truth about "African" crime.
With unprecedented access to the police and the state's chief Judge, the program separates perception from reality.

Fear and race on the streets of Melbourne.
For more than two years, the media has been reporting that Melbourne is in the grip of a crimewave, overrun by African street gangs responsible for a wave of violence and theft.
Images of brawling Sudanese teens and hooded armed robbers have spread terror and stoked a growing anger towards those "of African appearance".
Some residents say they are living in fear, the Sudanese community feels under siege and police are being accused of political correctness and inaction.
Amongst the claims and counter claims, Four Corners reporter Sophie McNeill has spent weeks on the ground to get to the truth about "African" crime.
With unprecedented access to the police and the state's chief Judge, the program separates perception from reality.

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