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Full report: NSW Recorded Crime Statistics quarterly update Sept 2019, pdf 1.2Mb
Embargo: 10.30am, Wednesday 04 December 2019
Crime across most of NSW has remained stable or fallen over the last two years.
The only major exception to this is stealing from a retail store (up 9%). Half of the increase in retail theft is due to more thefts from licensed premises. The most commonly stolen item is alcoholic liquor (stolen in a third of incidents).
Four offences have trended down over the last 24 months. The remaining 12 offences were stable. The offences trending down were:
Greater Sydney Statistical AreaDespite the falls in crime just listed, some parts of the Greater Sydney Statistical Area exhibited big increases in some categories of crime.
Regional NSWRegional NSW saw the following upward trends:
Other noteworthy trendsPossess/use of amphetamines continues to increase (up 9.6%) reaching a new monthly high of 792 incidents in August 2019. This upward trend is apparent in Sydney and regional NSW, with a 59% increase in the Riverina accounting for a quarter of the increase in regional NSW.
Further enquiries: Jackie Fitzgerald, Acting Executive Director, 83461100
Copies of the report: www.bocsar.nsw.gov.au