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Recorded crime reports

BOCSAR produces a quarterly and annual report series examining trends in crime reported to, or detected by, the NSW Police Force. These reports focus on statistical trends across a 24-month period. The data were extracted from the Computerised Operational Policing System (COPS) of the NSW Police Force.


TRENDS IN RECORDED CRIMINAL INCIDENTS FOR MAJOR OFFENCES OVER THE 60 MONTHS TO MARCH 2020, NSW
Trend result & average annual % change
Offence category over last 24 months over last 60 months
Murder * StableStable
Domestic violence related assaultUp by 4.1%Up by 1.8%
Non-domestic violence related assaultStableStable
Sexual assaultUp by 7.9%Up by 5.5%
Indecent assault, act of indecency and other sexual offences StableUp by 3.5%
Robbery without a weaponStableStable
Robbery with a firearmStableStable
Robbery with a weapon not a firearmUp by 10.5%Stable
Break and enter dwellingStableDown by 5.0%
Break and enter non-dwelling Stable                         Down by 4.4%
Motor vehicle theft Stable           Stable
Steal from motor vehicle StableDown by 1.5%
Steal from retail storeStable Up by 4.2%
Steal from dwelling StableDown by 2.7%
Steal from person Down by 10.4%Down by 10.4%
Fraud StableStable
Malicious damage to propertyStableDown by 3.3%