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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 2021, NSW
Trend result & average annual % change
Offence categoryover last 24 months over last 60 months
Murder *StableStable
Domestic violence related assaultUp by 1.1%Up by 2.4%
Non-domestic violence related assaultStableStable
Sexual assaultUp by 14.4%Up by 8.0%
Indecent assault, act of indecency and other sexual offencesStableUp by 3.0%
Robbery without a weaponDown by 21.9%Down by 6.3%
Robbery with a firearmDown by 35.2%Down by 13.0%
Robbery with a weapon not a firearmStableStable
Break and enter dwellingDown by 27.1%Down by 10.9%
Break and enter non-dwellingDown by 32.6%Down by 12.6%
Motor vehicle theftDown by 16.3%Down by 3.9%
Steal from motor vehicleDown by 29.1%Down by 9.8%
Steal from retail storeDown by 29.0%Stable
Steal from dwellingDown by 13.8%Down by 6.4%
Steal from personDown by 45.2%Down by 19.9%
FraudDown by 17.9%Down by 3.7%
Malicious damage to propertyStable Down by 4.1%