Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens SC MP has praised the work of the hard-working men and women in the Ku-ring-gai Local Area Command for their excellent work to reduce local crime.
Mr Henskens said the latest quarterly data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) reflects the tireless efforts of local police and the cooperation of the community.
In the 24 months to December 2015, only one of the 17 major offence categories showed a significant upward trend state-wide, while seven offences were trending down.
Mr Henskens said local data from the Ku-ring-gai Local Area Command followed the state-wide trend, with offences stable or trending down.
“I am very proud to see a downward trend in the following major crime categories:
- Break and enter non-dwelling is down 30% (Ku-ring-gai LGA)
- Break and enter dwelling is down 30.3% (Hornsby LGA)
“I credit these results to the proactive work of our local police and their efforts to investigate and prosecute crime across our community,” Mr Henskens said.
BOCSAR has again identified increases in prohibited drug possession throughout NSW, including a 30.6 percent increase in amphetamine possession and a 35.9 percent increase in cocaine possession.
“The secondary crime statistics relating to drug possession remain a concern and highlights the need for the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government to continue to implement our targeted plan to stamp out drugs and support affected communities,” Mr Henskens said.
“Data relating to drug possession showcases the success of the NSW Police Force to find drugs in our communities, hold dealers to account and deter further use.
“The NSW Government is committed to providing our local police with the resources they need to protect the community and today’s report showcases this success.”