Dubbo's rate of break and enters remains three times the NSW average, according to the latest crime figures.
In the Dubbo Regional local government area, break and enters to dwellings were 3.5 times higher than the NSW average in the 12 months to March 2020.
The figure from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research is based on the number of recorded incidents per 100,000 people.
During the 12 months there were 566 homes broken into, which equates to almost 11 every week.
It's slightly down from the 604 recorded incidents in the 12 months prior.
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Break-ins to non-dwellings, such as retail premises, is also more than three times the NSW average.
There were 213 incidents reported to police, down from 258 the year before.
Thefts from motor vehicles, malicious damage to property and domestic violence-related assaults were also more than three times the state average.
There were 691 of domestic violence-related assaults reported to police in the Dubbo LGA.
However, the most commonly reported incident was for malicious damage to property. Malicious damage include vandalism such as graffiti and broken windows.
During the 12 months to March, there were 1120 reported incidents.
BOCSAR executive director Jackie Fitzgerald said the crime figures reflected trends in recorded data pre-COVID-19.
"We know that the social distancing measures which commenced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have had a significant impact on the NSW criminal justice system," she said.
"The full extent of this impact will be analysed in a forthcoming BOCSAR publication."
Number of Dubbo incidents reported to police
- Domestic violence-related assault: 691
- Non-domestic violence-related assault: 406
- Sexual assault: 81
- Indecent assault, act of indecency and other sexual offences: 90
- Robbery without a weapon: 9
- Robbery with a weapon not a firearm: 9
- Break and enter dwelling: 566
- Break and enter non-dwelling: 223
- Steal from motor vehicle: 797
- Steal from retail store: 392
- Steal from dwelling: 277
- Steal from person: 51
- Fraud: 475
- Malicious damage to property: 1120