Police Continue Strong Enforcement With Most Major Crime Categories Down Or Stable

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09 June 2016

Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens SC MP has welcomed the latest quarterly crime data which shows 15 of the 17 major offence categories remain stable or have trended down in the 24 months to March 2016.

The statewide offences trending down were:

  • Robbery without a weapon (down 23.3 per cent)
  • Robbery with a firearm (down 38.7 per cent)
  • Robbery with a weapon not a firearm (down 21.6 per cent)
  • Break and enter dwelling (down 7.8 per cent)
  • Break and enter non-dwelling (down 7.1 per cent)
  • Steal from motor vehicle (down 5.1 per cent)

Mr Henskens said the results were reflective of proactive police work including several significant arrests after many months of intensive investigations.

“The NSW Police Force is out every day to ensure public safety and to target crime in our community,” Mr Henskens said.

We are also seeing a downward trend in the following crime categories locally:

  • Break and enter non-dwelling is down 37.2% (Ku-ring-gai LGA)
  • Steal from dwellings is down 22.3% (Ku-ring-gai LGA)
  • Malicious damage to property is down 18.0% (Ku-ring-gai LGA)

“I’m pleased to see the majority of offences remaining stable or trending down and I thank the officers from the Ku-ring-gai Local Area Command for their tireless work.

“I also want to thank the community for doing their bit for community safety by reporting crime and remaining vigilant.”

“I recently had a briefing on local crime statistics from the Acting Commander of the

Ku-ring-gai LAC, Detective Inspector Damian Henry and he was very encouraged by the downward trend in a wide range of crime categories,” Mr Henskens said.   

Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Troy Grant said these results reflect the work the NSW Police Force puts in every day to ensure public safety and target crime.

“I’m encouraged to see the majority of offences remaining stable or trending down,” Mr Grant said.