Crime trends continue to fall in Tweed
Member for Tweed Geoff Provest has commended police in the Tweed Byron Local Area Command for their exceptional work in fighting local crime.
Mr Provest said that the most recent quarterly data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) is a testament to the proactive work of local police in detecting and preventing crime.
In the 24 months to September 2016, only one of the 17 major offence categories showed a significant upward trend across NSW, while eight categories showed downward trends.
Mr Provest said local statistics from the Tweed electorate followed the state-wide trends, with 3 offences remaining stable or trending down.
“Locally, it is very reassuring to see downward trends in the following major crime categories:
- Assault – domestic violence related is down 20.6%
- Assault – non-domestic violence related is down 7.4%
- Motor vehicle theft is down 13.3%
“This latest data from BOCSAR reflects the commitment and dedication of our local police to keeping our community safe,” Mr Provest said.
“I would like to thank the Tweed community for doing their bit by reporting crime, working closely with our local police officers, and remaining vigilant,” Mr Provest said.