Major improvement in crime statistics

Member for Terrigal, Mr Adam Crouch MP has congratulated the Brisbane Water Local Area Command with the latest crime statistics continuing to trend down in the region.

According to the latest Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOSCAR) data, major crime categories continue to trend down. “In Terrigal, there are some impressive downward trends in crime with categories across the electorate remaining stable or trending down in the two years to March 2015,” Mr Crouch said. Robbery without a weapon is down 35.5 per cent in the Gosford local government area. Break and enter dwelling is down 13.9 per cent in the Gosford LGA, stealing from a motor vehicle is down by 11.7 per cent and malicious damage to property is down 14.4 per cent. “It is wonderful to see crime decrease in our local community, especially in our local area. “I congratulate our police officers for their good work to crack down on crime across the electorate,” said Mr. Crouch. NSW deputy premier and minister for justice and police, Mr Troy Grant MP said the latest data shows items such as bicycles, scooters, tools and garden accessories are common targets for thieves. The BOSCAR report also highlights the upward trend of illegal drug possession. “I am concerned by an increase of 40.1 per cent in amphetamine possession, particularly in regional NSW, as well as a 45.3 per cent increase of cocaine possession,” said Mr. Grant.

Media release, 15 June 2015 Debra Wales, Office of Adam Crouch