Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott has commended police in The Hills Shire Local Area Command for their exceptional work in fighting local crime.
Mr Elliott said that the most recent quarterly data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) is a testament to the proactive work of local police in detecting and preventing crime.
In the 24 months to September 2017, only one of the 17 major offence categories showed a significant upward trend across NSW, while seven categories showed downward trends.
Mr Elliott said local statistics from Baulkham Hills followed the state-wide trends, with 12 offences remaining stable.
“This latest data from BOCSAR reflects the commitment and dedication of our local police to keeping our community safe,” Mr Elliott said.
“I would like to thank the Baulkham Hills community for doing their bit by reporting crime, working closely with our local police officers, and remaining vigilant,” Mr Elliott said.
Minister for Police Troy Grant said for the first time in nine years, recorded incidents of domestic violence assault have fallen.
“The last time we saw domestic violence assault rates drop was in 2008, so it’s an incredible results and great news for all the people working tirelessly at the coalface to protect victims and hold perpetrators to account.
“These statistics signal a major step forward in the battle to combat this scourge, and with a streamlined and modernised policing structure coming into full effect state-wide early next year, our response to domestic violence and all serious crime will be bolstered.”