Date: 9 Nov 2007
The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research today announced the introduction of a new series of Local Government Area crime reports.The reports are designed to assist the Crime Prevention Division, Local Governments and communities in planning crime prevention initiatives.Each Local Government Area crime report will contain maps showing the location of all the major crime hotspots. It will also contain graphs indicating what times of the day, days of the week and months of the year, crime rates in the area tend to peak.The crime hotspots are presented in a way that helps the crime prevention planning process while at the same time protecting the privacy of crime victims.The first report, which deals with the Sydney LGA, was released today. Future reports will be placed on the Bureau's website (
www.bocsar.nsw.gov.au) as and when they become available.In the Sydney Local Government Area crime is generally higher in the northeast of the Sydney LGA, with Kings Cross being a hotspot for most offences. Camperdown, Rosebery, Zetland and Alexandria have lower levels of crime.Assault - domestic violence related (map page 13).
Non-domestic assault (map page 15)
Robbery (map page 19)
Steal from person (map page 29)
Steal from motor vehicle (map page 27)
Malicious damage to property (map page 33)
Commenting on the report, the Director of the Bureau, said that he hoped the reports would give people a better understanding of crime in their area and promote cooperation between community groups, Local Government and the State Government to help prevent and control crime.Further enquiries: Dr Don Weatherburn. 0419-494-408, 02-9231-9190.