Statistics in several key crime areas are have fallen in locations that will form part of the new Orana Mid-Western police region.
According to figures revealed by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR), incidences of assault, motor vehicle theft and break-and-enter is down in Dubbo, while statistics out of Mudgee and Narromine are also pleasing.
In the 24 months to September of this year, domestic violence related assaults in the Dubbo Regional Council area had fallen by 7.1 per cent, while motor vehicle thefts declined by 19.3 per cent.
Matters involving the theft of items from motor vehicles fell by a whopping 30.1 per cent, while steal from dwelling matters dropped by 22.8 per cent.
In the Narromine local government area, which also forms part of the Orana LAC, break and enter is down by 43.6 per cent, steal from motor vehicle has fallen 34.2 per cent and steal from dwelling has dropped 35.5 per cent.
The figures were well-received by Member for Dubbo Troy Grant, who oversees BOCSAR as part of his role as NSW Police Minister.
“This latest data from BOCSAR reflects the commitment and dedication of our local police to keeping our community safe,” Mr Grant said.
“I would like to thank the community for doing their bit by reporting crime, working closely with our local police officers, and remaining vigilant.
“For the first time in nine years, recorded incidents of domestic violence assault have fallen.”
As part of the re-engineering of the NSW Police Force, Orana Local Area Command and Mudgee Local Area Command will combine to form the new Orana Mid-Western region.
In the Mid-Western local government area, non domestic violence related assaults are down 23.6 per cent, and figures for the category of steal from dwelling have fallen by 19.3 per cent.
Speaking on a statewide drop in domestic violence statistics, NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said new strategies have allowed officers to place greater emphasis on perpetrators and hold them more accountable.
“For a long time, modern law enforcement has focused just on victims of domestic violence, which is entirely appropriate, but the perpetrators are the ones who need to be held to account,” Commissioner Fuller said.