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Full report - NSW Recorded Crime Statistics quarterly update Jun 2015 (pdf, 905Kb)
Release date: 10.30am Thursday, 3 September, 2015
In the two years to June 2015, no major offences showed a significant upward trend, six were trending downward and the remaining 11 offences were stable.
The offences trending down were:
Although the pattern in Greater Sydney generally mirrored the State-wide trends, there were some notable exceptions. These included:
Only four statistical areas in regional NSW experienced upward trends in crime. These were:
Offences involving the use and possession of illegal drugs continue to rise; particularly those involving cocaine and amphetamine-type substances (e.g. methamphetamine). Over the 24 months to June this year there were increases in the recorded frequency of:
Commenting on the findings, Dr Weatherburn said that, while the continuing reduction in property crime was very encouraging, the continued growth in arrests for use and possession of amphetamines is a matter of concern.
"The recorded incidence of use/possess amphetamines in NSW has been rising at nearly 30 per cent per year since the financial year 2009/10."
Further enquiries: Dr Don Weatherburn (02) 8346 1100
Copies of the report: www.bocsar.nsw.gov.au