CRIME STATS REMAIN AT RECORD LOWS
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has welcomed the latest quarterly data which shows that major crime trends across the electorate are remaining stable or continuing to fall.
Mr Anderson said latest quarterly data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) shows that in the 24 months to June 2015, the majority of offences were stable or falling.
“There has been little or no change for most offences in our towns in the two years to June 2015,” Mr Anderson said.
“Our region has also seen downward trends in the following crime categories:
- Malicious damage to property is down 10.2% (Tamworth Regional LGA)
- Assault – non-domestic violence related is down 42.1% (Gunnedah LGA)
- Malicious damage to property is down 25% (Gunnedah LGA)
- Malicious damage to property is down 40.7% (Liverpool Plains LGA)
“The situation is similar across the state, with none of the 17 major offence categories showing a significant upward trend, and six offences trending down.
“Our police have been doing an outstanding job in the local community, and these results reflect their hard work over the last two years. I commend their outstanding efforts.
“I also applaud the community for doing their part in the fight against crime by remaining vigilant, reporting incidents, and being active on issues they believe are important.
“I have worked hard to ensure our police have the best resources available to them including extra police officers, upgrades to Gunnedah Police Station, new mobile data terminals and a permanent dog unit for the Oxley Local Area Command.
“I will continue to listen to the needs of police and my local community to ensure crime in our area continues to remain at record low levels,” Mr Anderson concluded.