This report finds that in New South Wales, the surge in incidents involving the discharge of a firearm into premises which began in February 2010 has been reversed.
In February 2010, incidents of discharge firearm into premises were running at an average of five a month. They peaked in August 2012 at an average rate of more than 11 per month. By December 2012, they were back down to around 6.7 a month. Other types of shooting incident are also down from their peaks between 2001 and 2003.
This report presents further detail on crime trends across New South Wales.
It finds that between January 2011 and December 2012:
- Fraud increased by 14.6 per cent;
- Assault - Non-domestic related fell by 5.7 per cent;
- Break and enter (non-dwelling) fell by 4.9 per cent; and
- Motor vehicle theft fell by 7.0 per cent
The remaining major categories of crime remained stable across the state as a whole.