I WOULD like to address the issue of street safety; even though this issue has been apparent for a long time I feel that it is becoming worse.
I have recently turned 18 and therefore am only just beginning to understand the full extent of this issue and how dangerous our local streets are at night.
There are specific areas in Ballarat where the risks of being abused or injured are most apparent.
I have heard of many incidences and have had friends being victimized and hurt by strangers at night in Ballarat.
The victims of these attacks are not a specific group of people, therefore there is no one who can be safe.
I believe there needs to be greater security and protection in these known risk areas.