Written on the 3 September 2015 by Kevin Conolly

Kevin Conolly MP, Member for Riverstone has welcomed the latest quarterly data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) which shows the major crime trends are remaining stable or continuing to fall.
In the 24 months to June 2015 none of the 17 major offence categories across NSW showed any significant upward trend, while six offences were trending down:
  • Robbery without a weapon down 13.8 %
  • Robbery with a firearm down 13.8%
  • Robbery with a weapon not a firearm down 19.4%
  • Break and enter dwelling down 5.8%
  • Steal from Person down 9.8%
  • Malicious damage to property down 8.7%
Mr Conolly said the area was following the state-wide trend, with the majority of offences in the area stable or falling.
The majority of offences have had little or no change in the two years to June 2015," Mr Conolly said.
"We are seeing a downward trend in the following major crime categories in the Blacktown Council area:
  • 'Steal from person is down 15.9%'
  • 'Malicious damage to property is down 11.1%'
"Our police have been doing an outstanding job in the local community to ensure crime remains stable and these results reflect their hard work. I commend their outstanding efforts.
"I also applaud the community for doing their part in the fight against crime by reporting incidents and being vigilant.
"The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has worked hard to deliver extra police officers and resources as well as strengthen police powers to combat crime.

Author: Kevin Conolly


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