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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 SEPTEMBER 2020, NSW
Trend result & average annual % change
Offence category over last 24 months   over last 60 months
Murder * Stable Stable
Domestic violence related assault Stable Stable
Non-domestic violence related assault Down by 7.3% Stable
Sexual assault Up by 10.0% Up by 6.9%
Indecent assault, act of indecency and other sexual offences Stable Up by 3.4%
Robbery without a weapon Down by 17.1% Stable
Robbery with a firearm Stable Down by 9.4%
Robbery with a weapon not a firearm Stable Stable
Break and enter dwelling Down by 18.1% Down by 8.8%
Break and enter non-dwelling Down by 20.5% Down by 8.3%
Motor vehicle theft Down by 11.0% Stable
Steal from motor vehicle Down by 21.9% Down by 6.8%
Steal from retail store Down by 20.6% Down by 2.1%
Steal from dwelling Down by 8.7% Down by 5.1%
Steal from person Down by 36.6% Down by 16.8%
Fraud Down by 12.1% Stable
Malicious damage to property Down by 5.8%   Down by 3.8%