Elliott Welcomes Stable And Falling Crime Statistics

The latest NSW quarterly crime data shows 16 of the 17 major crime categories have trended down or remained stable across the state in the two years to September 2015 while one category has risen.

The offences trending down include:

  • Murder (down 20.0 per cent)
  • Non-domestic assault (down 3.7 per cent)
  • Robbery without a weapon (down 19.5 per cent)
  • Robbery with a firearm (down 26.8 per cent)
  • Robbery with a weapon not a firearm (down 19.1 per cent)
  • Break and enter dwelling (down 5.4 per cent)
  • Steal from person (down 6.9 per cent)
  • Malicious damage to property (down 7.0 per cent)

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott said the results are testament to the hard work of the NSW Police Force.

“I’m pleased to see most of the major crime offences across our state are trending down or have remained stable,” Mr Elliott said.

“The NSW Government will continue to ensure the NSW Police Force has the tools needed to crack down on crime and keep the people of NSW safe,” Mr Elliott said.

In the Baulkham Hills electorate there are some positive downward trends in crime including:

  • Assault – domestic violence related is down 20.4%
  • Malicious damage to property is down 15.7%

“Domestic violence offences have dropped for the third consecutive quarter under the leader of Robert Critchlow,” Mr Elliott said.

“While any domestic violence is unacceptable, the efforts of The Hills Local Area Command in eradicating this scourge deserve our utmost thanks.”