This report on crime in New South Wales finds that fraud is up, drive-by shooting incidents have stabilised and there have been significant reductions in the recorded incidence of non-domestic assault, unarmed robbery, theft offences and malicious damage to property.
These are the key trends to emerge from the latest quarterly crime report released by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research. The report covers trends in recorded crime in NSW over the 24 month period to September 2012.
In the 24 months to September 2012, fraud increased by 9.4 per cent, non-domestic assault fell by 7.8 per cent, robbery without a weapon fell by 7.2 per cent, break and enter non-dwelling fell by 2.5 per cent, steal from the person fell by 2.2 per cent and malicious damage to property fell by 5.2 per cent.
A total of 1,378 trend tests on major offences for the 24 months to September 2012 were conducted across 154 Local Government Areas (LGAs), with 85.8 per cent of tests stable, 9.8 per cent down and 4.4 per cent up, compared with 84.0 per cent, 12.4 per cent and 3.6 per cent respectively for the 24 months to September 2011.