MEMBER for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead has welcomed the latest crime statistics which shows 14 of the 17 major offence categories across the electorate are going down or remain stable.
Mr Bromhead said the figures for NSW released by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research show eight of the major crime categories have had significant downward trend in two years up to September 2013.
"The decreases in crime is great news for our community and highlights the hard work of our local police officers," Mr Bromhead said.
"In Myall Lakes there are some impressive downward trends in crime as 14 of the 17 major crime categories have either remained stable or are trending down in the two years to September 2013.
o Assault domestic violence related is down 18.6 per cent in Greater Taree local government area;
o Assault non-domestic violence related is down 19.8 per cent (Greater Taree LGA);
o Steal from motor vehicle is down 36.6 per cent (Great Lakes LGA); and
o Malicious damage to property is down 10.8 per cent (Greater Taree LGA).
"All other crime categories, including break and enter, motor vehicle theft and robbery remain stable," Mr Bromhead said.
Across NSW some of the major crime categories that have shown a downward trend include:
o Non-domestic assaults down 3.8 per cent
o Robbery without a weapon down 8.0 per cent
o Break and enter dwelling down 6.7 per cent
o Break and enter non-dwelling down 7.7 per cent
o Motor vehicle theft down 11.2 per cent
o Steal from motor vehicle down 3.9 per cent
o Steal from person down 10.8 per cent.
o Malicious damage to property - down 6.4 per cent