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Crime Continues to Fall Across NSW

Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:39:32 AM

All major crime categories have remained stable or continue to fall in the latest crime data released by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.

NSW Police Commissioner, Mick Fuller APM said none of the 17 crime categories had increased in the 24 months to March 2017.

“This result goes to show how targeted and proactive policing is helping to drive down crime across the state.”

The offences trending down were:

• Robbery with a weapon not a firearm (down 10.9%)

• Break and enter – dwelling (down 5.9%)

• Steal from person (down 15.2%)

• Fraud – (down 4.3%)

All other offences remained stable.

“While we’re seeing great results across the board, there is still a lot of work to be done including building a more efficient structure for the future of policing in NSW.

“Our commitment is putting the community first and ensuring our police have the structure and support behind them to continue preventing, disrupting and responding to crime.”

Non-fatal shootings have remained stable in the two years to March and over the longer term have shown a significant downward trend in the past five and ten years.

In line with the State-wide trend, crime is either stable or falling in regional areas with a few exceptions such as Break and enter dwelling, which has seen increases across two regions and Steal from dwelling which is also up in two areas.

“The recent appointment of a dedicated Regional Deputy Commissioner will further enhance police capabilities to target and respond to all levels of crime including drug and rural crime.

“Police officers across the state work hard every day to put the communities they serve first and foremost and I am pleased to see these results reflecting their hard work.”