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Concerned residents are comparing the current state of the Auckland CBD to a crime ridden New York City in the 1980's.
With an open letter to Chloe Swarbrick and Mayor Phil Goff, calling for officials to fix the city before it becomes a right off.
The Herald reported back in August that over 1000 people had been assaulted in the CBD this year alone.
Viv Beck from The Heart of the City told Heather du Plessis-Allan they have been calling for over 6 months for a coordinated cross government approach to deal with these issues.
“We want to see increased police presence and resourcing on the street”