DATE: June 2021
AUTHOR: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
This report presents data on crime reported to, or detected by, the NSW Police Force from January 1995 to June 2021, with a focus on the statistical trends for the 24 months ending June 2021. Note that, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, social isolation measures were introduced in NSW in the second half of March 2020 and many of these restrictions had began to ease from June 2020 onwards. However, these social isolation The report includes an overview of trends in the most recent two-year period for major offence categories, firstly for NSW and then across NSW regions broken down to the Local Government Area (LGA) level. At the State level, for the latest 24 months, one major offence category has been trending upwards: sexual assault (up 21.0%) and six of the 17 major offence categories were trending downwards: break and enter dwelling (down by 16.6%), motor vehicle theft (down 8.6%), steal from retail store (down 13.9%), steal from dwelling (down 9.8%), steal from person (down by 28.4%) and fraud (down 11.5%).