Rates of break and enter and stealing from dwelling, non-dwelling and motor vehicles fell significantly in September compared to the same month last year, Orana Local Area Command (LAC) police have revealed.
Police recorded 43 incidents of break, enter and steal – non dwelling in Orana during September; a significant drop from the 75 incidents recorded in September 2016.
The results continue the downward trend, with 523 incidents recorded so far in 2017, compared to 838 by the end of September 2016.
A total of 1105 incidents were recorded in 2016, up from 835 in 2015.
There was also a promising reduction in rates of break, enter and steal – non dwelling (11 in September 2017, down from 13 in September 2016), steal from motor vehicle (39, down from 45) and stolen motor vehicle (15, down from 19).
Orana LAC Acting Superintendent Scott Tanner welcomed the results.
“These results continue the downward trend for property related offences in Orana LAC,” Act Supt Tanner said.
“It is a combination of the hard work by police and the vigilance of the community. No longer will police or the community stand for this type of crime in our town.”
He urged people to continue to help drive down crime rates in the Dubbo region.
“It is up to all of us to remain vigilant by securing your property whilst you are away, ensuring your vehicle is locked and any items are not visible,” Act Supt Tanner said.
“If anyone sees anything suspicious report it to police.
“We will continue to target those people who are hurting this town.”
If you are burgled or see something suspicious, call Dubbo Police on 6883 1599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 and report it.