Best Crime Stats On Record For NSW

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott has welcomed a report showing the best crime statistics on record for NSW with all major crime categories having fallen or remained stable across the State.

According to the Bureau of Crime Statistics (BOCSAR), 10 of the 17 major offence categories have fallen across NSW with seven remaining stable in the 24 months to September 2014.

“This is the second time in the Bureau’s 25 year history where none of the major crime offences increased here in NSW,” Mr Elliott said.

“This is a truly outstanding result, and reflects the excellent work our police officers do.

“It is also significant to note that malicious damage to property is down 10.2% here in the Hills, while all other crime categories are steady, despite an increase in population of  almost four percent.

“The NSW Government will continue working with police to ensure they have the powers and resources they need to keep our communities safe,” Mr Elliott said.

“I congratulate our local police, led by Superintendent Rob Critchlow, for their tireless efforts in preventing and investigating crime.”

NSW Police Force numbers are now at an all-time record with authorised strength at 16,396.