The vast majority of major crime categories have continued to remain stable according to the latest Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) with property offences in the St George area seeing a downward trend, Mark Coure, Member for Oatley said.
State wide there has been a significant drop in the stealing from person category, down 12.3%, and an 11.8% reduction in transport regulatory offences, in Greater Sydney there has been an 8.9% drop in break and enters.
In the Georges River Council area property offences have seen a 5.1% reduction over the past 5 years, with the majority of other crime categories remaining stable.
“Increased community awareness and reporting as well as more police on the beat proactively targeting criminals are reflected the latest BOCSAR’s results,” Mr Coure said.
“The vast majority of the major crime categories are remaining stable and we are still seeing the lowest crime rates across our state in years.”
“The NSW Government’s strong investment in policing by delivering 1,500 new police – the biggest increase to the Force in more than 30 years, has contributed to the state wide stable trend.”
“Community safety is the NSW Government’s number one priority and this major boost in police means we’ll continue to have to have more police doing the right jobs in the right places to help keep people safe.”
Mr Coure said the St George Police Area Command continued to do an outstanding job driving down crime in the local community and keeping it that way.
“The policemen and women of the St George Police Area Command work incredibly hard to keep the local area safe and I thank them for putting the community’s safety above their own.”
To read BOCSAR’s full report please visit www.bocsar.nsw.gov.au