The vast majority of major crime categories for the Central Coast have continued to remain stable, according to the latest Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) data.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said of the 17 major crime categories, only one had increased in the 24 months to December 2019.
“In the 24 months to December 2019, break and enter from a non-dwelling has dropped by 22% and theft from a motor vehicle has risen by 20.7%, but all other categories have remained stable,” Mr Crouch said.
“This is proof that the fantastic work by Brisbane Water and Tuggerah Lakes Police Districts is driving down crime and keeping it that way.
“This includes our General Duties police, high-visibility officers and Region Enforcement Squad that ceaselessly work to prevent and respond to crime.
“The NSW Liberal Government is also delivering 1,500 new Police officers, the biggest Force increase in more than 30 years.
Mr Crouch said while it is never pleasing to see any rise in any crime category, the NSW Government and NSW Police Force were paying close attention to the statistics.
“Increased community awareness and reporting as well as more Police on the beat proactively targeting criminals and putting people before the courts are also reflected in the latest results,” Mr Crouch said.
For more information, go to: www.bocsar.nsw.gov.au.