Crime in Yass Valley, Capital Region decreases

BOCSAR has released the quarterly crime statistics for the state.

BOCSAR has released the quarterly crime statistics for the state.

The number of recorded criminal incidents recorded across the Yass Valley during the past two years has remained stable or decreased according to the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR).

In the 24 months leading to June 2017, the biggest decreases at 0.5 per cent were break and enter dwelling, as well as malicious damage to property. The latter had the most number of recorded incidents (67) during the past 12 months to June 2017.

These were followed by non-domestic violence related assault and steal from retail store, which fell 0.4pc.

The categories in the past 12 months that had zero reported incidents are murder, robbery without a weapon and robbery with a firearm.

Most of the other offences in the district were reported as stable.

For the Capital Region, which includes Yass Valley and 13 other state areas, the number of recorded incidents for major offences during the past year were malicious damage to property (1,824), stealing from motor vehicles (1027), non-domestic violence related assault (817) and fraud (809).

In the past 24 months, offences recorded to have decreased in the Capital Region include break and enter in dwellings (13.8pc), stealing from dwellings (9pc) and malicious damage to property (8.8pc). 

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller APM said proactive and whole-of-government initiatives have changed the way offenders and communities respond to domestic violence.

“The appointment of a dedicated Regional Deputy Commissioner and the introduction of dedicated Region Enforcement Squads for regional areas will further enhance police capabilities to target and respond to all levels of rural crime,” he said.

“Police officers across the state work diligently every day to put the communities they serve first and I am pleased to see these results are continuing to reflect their hard work.”

In the state the possession and/or use of cocaine took the largest leap of 33.7pc.

The quarterly data was released on Thursday September 7. To read the full report: bocsar.nsw.gov.au.

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