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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 DECEMBER 2020, NSW
Trend result & average annual % change
Offence category over last 24 months over last 60 months
Murder * StableStable
Domestic violence related assaultStableUp by 2.4%
Non-domestic violence related assaultStableStable
Sexual assaultUp by 10.1%Up by 7.4%
Indecent assault, act of indecency and other sexual offencesStableUp by 3.3%
Robbery without a weaponDown by 21.2%Down by 4.2%
Robbery with a firearmDown by 36.0%Down by 11.1%
Robbery with a weapon not a firearmStableStable
Break and enter dwellingDown by 22.9%Down by 9.8%
Break and enter non-dwellingDown by 25.8%Down by 10.9%
Motor vehicle theftDown by 12.8%Down by 2.8%
Steal from motor vehicleDown by 25.8%Down by 8.5%
Steal from retail storeDown by 26.4%Stable
Steal from dwellingDown by 10.5%Down by 5.8%
Steal from personDown by 43.2%Down by 18.8%
FraudDown by 16.1%Stable
Malicious damage to property Stable Down by 4.0%