Research published by the University of NSW reveals there has been an almost 20-fold increase in the number of strip searches conducted in the past 12 years.
- Thirty per cent of all strip searches result in a criminal charge
- One 21-year-old woman told the ABC she had been strip searched six times by police
- A police spokesperson said all recruits were taught how to undertake a strip search
Source: NSW Police’s use of strip searches skyrocketing, report finds – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)