• Hannah Phillips

Crime Rate Drops Across NSW, Increase in Property Damage in Federation

Member for Albury, Greg Aplin has commended police in the NSW Murray River Police District for their exceptional work in fighting local crime.

The most recent data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) shows that in the 24 months to March 2018, 15 of 17 major offence categories fell or remained stable across NSW, while two categories showed an upward trend.

Mr Aplin said local statistics from the electorate reflected the tireless efforts of local police and the ongoing cooperation of the community.

“Locally, it is very reassuring to see in Albury, Greater Hume, Snowy Valleys and Murrumbidgee all categories remained stable.

Federation Council did have an increase of 43% in Malicious Damage to Property over the period.

“Community safety is a top priority for the NSW Government and we will continue to support our local police as they put their life on the line to protect others,” Mr Aplin said.

“I would like to thank the community for doing their bit by reporting crime, working closely with our local police officers, and remaining vigilant."

Minister for Police Troy Grant said each and every day, our men and women in blue put the community before themselves, responding to violent incidents and supporting victims of crime.

“Thanks to the re-engineering of the NSW Police Force, police districts and area commands now have greater agility and flexibility to target specific crime trends impacting the local area," he said.

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