DUBBO'S rate of break and enters is more than three times the NSW rate, with police asking the public to help drive down this crime.
There were 539 residential and 210 non-residential break and enters, during the 12 months to June 2020.
The rate of residential and non-residential break and enters in Dubbo is 3.5 times the NSW rate per 100,000 population.
The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) data also showed that of the 17 major crime categories reported, seven had an increased number of incidents in Dubbo while 10 declined.
Dubbo Police Station Acting Superintendent Brett Smith said while they have had some successes in the latest crime report, break and enters remained a concern.
Our legal action rates are relatively good, we are identifying the offenders and they are being placed before the courts.Dubbo Police Station Acting Superintendent Brett Smith
"Police are in areas where intelligence tells us crimes are being committed," he said.
"Our legal action rates are relatively good, we are identifying the offenders and they are being placed before the courts."
But, he said, the public can play a part in helping to reduce the likelihood of them becoming a break and enter victim.
"Target hardening our premises is the best thing we can do," Acting Supt. Smith said.
Residents are encouraged to install sensor lights and cut back vegetation away from their home so criminals don't have anywhere in the dark to hide.
"Make friends with your neighbours so they're keeping an eye on your home as well," he said.
"As a community we need to work hard to drive down crime.
"At times people are becoming complacent and leaving doors unlocked and keys in cars ... if you made it a little harder it would reduce opportunistic crime."
The BOCSAR report may have showed that the number of steal from motor vehicle crimes fell by 9.1 per cent during the past year to 696 incidents, but this was still the equivalent to almost two every single day.
Steal from retail store crimes have fallen by 10.3 per cent to 332 incidents, and robbery with a weapon (not a firearm) cases have dropped by 55.5 per cent from 18 to eight.
"There were less people leaving home and less people going into shops because of the risk of getting the virus," he said.
"We're also doing well in drug detection."