Crime Rates Fall

Tuesday, 04 April 2017

Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea has praised officers in the Northern Beaches Local Area Command for their tireless efforts in combating local crime.

Mr O’Dea said that the most recent quarterly data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) is proof of the exceptional work of local police in preventing crime.

Across NSW in the 24 months to December 2016, 16 of the 17 major crime categories either fell or remained stable, including murder, domestic violence and robbery.

Mr O’Dea said local statistics from the former Warringah Council area followed the state-wide trends, with offences remaining stable or trending down.

“I am really pleased to see downward trends in motor vehicle theft and steal from a person categories.

“Motor vehicle theft has fallen 30.9% and steal from a person is down 23.2% over the two year period,” he said.

“This latest data from BOCSAR is a testament to our local police and their dedication to the safety and protection of our community.

“I would like to thank all local communities for being vigilant and establishing proactive partnerships with our police, to help ensure public safety concerns are properly addressed,” Mr O’Dea concluded.