Police Continue Strong Enforcement With Most Major Crime Categories Down Or Stable

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott has welcomed the latest quarterly crime data which shows 15 of the 17 major offence categories remain stable or have trended down in the 24 months to March 2016.

Statewide, two categories have risen in the latest quarterly report. Steal from retail store is up 7.9 per cent while indecent assault, act of indecency and other sexual offences are up 8.4 per cent.

The statewide offences trending down were:

  • Robbery without a weapon (down 23.3 per cent)
  • Robbery with a firearm (down 38.7 per cent)
  • Robbery with a weapon not a firearm (down 21.6 per cent)
  • Break and enter dwelling (down 7.8 per cent)
  • Break and enter non-dwelling (down 7.1 per cent)
  • Steal from motor vehicle (down 5.1 per cent)

Mr Elliott said the results were reflective of proactive police work.

“The NSW Police Force is out every day to ensure public safety and to target crime in our community,” Mr Elliott said.

We are seeing the downward trend of the following major crime categories:

  • Steal from dwelling is down 24.4% (The Hills Shire LGA)
  • Break and enter dwelling is down 23.2% (The Hills Shire LGA)
  • Malicious damage to property is down 18.9% (The Hills Shire LGA)

“I’m pleased to see the majority of offences remaining stable or trending down and I thank the officers from the Hills LAC, led by Rob Critchlow, for their tireless work.

“I also want to thank the community for doing their bit for community safety by reporting crime and remaining vigilant.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Troy Grant said these results reflect the work the NSW Police Force puts in every day to ensure public safety and target crime.

“I’m encouraged to see the majority of offences remaining stable or trending down,” Mr Grant said.

“While the rise of two crime categories is concerning, overall the picture is positive which is testament to the proactive police work.”