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New South Wales Recorded Crime Statistics 2012

NCJ Number
Derek Goh; Steve Moffatt
Date Published
57 pages
This report presents data on crimes reported to, or detected by, the New South Wales (NSW) Police Force (Australia) from January 1995 to December 2012, with a focus on the statistical trends for the 24 months ending December 2012.
The report includes an overview of trends in the most recent 2-year period for major offense categories, first for NSW as a whole, and then across NSW regions defined by Local Government Area (LGA) level. For the entire State for the 24- month period to the end of December 2012, fraud has been trending upwards (14.6-percent increase). Three of the 17 major offense categories were trending downwards: assault (other than domestic assaults) declined 5.7 percent; breaking and entering non-dwellings declined 4.9 percent; and motor vehicle theft declined 7.0 percent. Using the 12-month moving average, violent offenses have declined over the past 5 years; this can also be observed in the trend tests for the levels of reported offenses. Using the 6-month moving average, property offenses have declined dramatically since 2000, but this trend has flattened since 2010, as indicated in the 2011 and 2012 reports. Data are also provided on method of proceedings against alleged offenders for 2010, 2011, and 2012. In this section, a figure shows trends in methods for referring alleged offenders to court for January 2011 to December 2012. This section of the report also presents a table that shows the number of alleged offenders recorded by police by method of legal proceeding for January 2010 to December 2012. The concluding section presents data on cleared criminal incidents and whether legal proceedings commenced for selected offenses, January 2010 to September 2012. Appended trends in recorded criminal incidents for NSW, BOCSAR offenses mapped to police incident categories, maps, and NSW regional statistical divisions