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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.


Recorded criminal incidents for major offences
Over the five years to September 2021
Trend and average annual percentage change 
Offence category2 Year Trend5 Year Trend
Murder Down 25.0%Stable
Domestic violence related assaultStableUp 3.3%
Non-domestic violence related assaultDown 3.6%Down 2.7%
Sexual assaultStableUp 6.0%
Sexual touching, sexual act and other sexual offencesStableStable
RobberyDown 13.6%Down 5.8%
Break and enter dwellingDown 11.0%Down 9.6%
Break and enter non-dwellingStableDown 9.6%
Motor vehicle theftDown 9.9%Down 4.9%
Steal from motor vehicleStableDown 8.0%
Steal from retail storeDown 10.9%Down 5.9%
Other stealing offencesDown 12.8%Down 8.7%
Malicious damage to propertyDown 6.6%Down 4.8%