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NSW recorded crime statistics: June 2012 quarterly report

6 Sep 2012
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This paper provides statistics on crime in New South Wales, covering the 24 months to June 2012.

Assaults and malicious damage to property are down, while stealing from a motor vehicle and fraud are up.

The incidence of non-domestic assault fell by 8.2 per cent while malicious damage to property fell by 5.6 per cent. Stealing from a motor vehicle rose by 5.4 per cent, while fraud rose by 5.2 per cent. The remaining 13 major offences were stable.

The ten statistical divisions (SDs) that showed upward trends in at least one offence were as follows:

  • Sydney: Steal from motor vehicle (up 5.6%), steal from dwelling (up 7.2%) and fraud (up 6.4%)
  • Hunter: Robbery with a weapon not a firearm (up 49.5%)
  • Illawarra: Steal from motor vehicle (up 18.6%)
  • Richmond-Tweed: Steal from retail store (up 12.7%) and steal from person (up 35.7%)
  • Mid-North Coast: Robbery with a weapon not a firearm (up 88.9%)
  • Northern: Fraud (up 18.3%)
  • North Western: Steal from retail store (up 19.3%)
  • Central West: Break and enter dwelling (up 13.2%)
  • Murrumbidgee: Sexual assault (up 31.3%) and
  • Far West: Malicious damage to property (up 18.3%).

Eleven out of sixteen metropolitan statistical subdivisions (SSDs) showed upward trends in at least one offence. They were as follows:

  • Eastern Suburbs: Sexual assault (up 47.8%) and steal from dwelling (up 13.1%)
  • St George-Sutherland: Fraud (up 20.1%)
  • Canterbury-Bankstown: Steal from motor vehicle (up 20.2%) and steal from retail store (up 36.0%)
  • Fairfield-Liverpool: Steal from motor vehicle (up 10.1%) and fraud (up 14.9%)
  • Outer South Western Sydney: Steal from motor vehicle (up 25.8%), steal from retail store (up 15.6%) and fraud (up 12.8%)
  • Inner Western Sydney: Steal from dwelling (up 35.1%)
  • Central Western Sydney: Steal from motor vehicle (up 11.8%) and steal from retail store (up 13.8%)
  • Blacktown: Steal from retail store (up 12.9%) and steal from dwelling (up 10.6%)
  • Central Coast: Motor vehicle theft (up 14.0%) and fraud (up 22.2%)
  • Newcastle: Robbery with a weapon not a firearm (up 47.1%)
  • Wollongong: Break and enter dwelling (up 11.2%), steal from motor vehicle (up 25.6%) and steal from dwelling (up 12.1%).

 

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