SHOROC State of the Region Report

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Key Indicator

Trends in major crime rates compared to Sydney and NSW.

The following three categories of crime have been reported on for the SHOROC Region:

  • Assault – non-domestic violence related
  • Break and enter – dwelling
  • Motor vehicle theft

NOTE:  these categories can be changed at any time if the SHOROC Region requires reporting on different crime types.

Target (SHOROC Region) 

  1. Lower crime rates compared to the Sydney Statistical Division (SSD) and New South Wales (NSW)
  2. Reduction in crime rates within the SHOROC Region over time

What is the current situation /trend?

1. Lower crime rates compared to the Sydney Statistical Division (SSD) and New South Wales (NSW)  

on-track Indicator is on-track

The following tables indicate that the SHOROC Region has lower crime rates for all three categories of crime compared to the SSD and NSW in the five years from 2008 to 2012.

Three categories of reported crime analysed for the SHOROC Region for years 2006 to 2012 SHOROC Crime Rate as a percentage of SSD Crime Rate SHOROC Crime Rate as a percentage of NSW Crime Rate
1 Assault – non-domestic violence related 71% of SSD crime rate 62% of NSW crime rate
2 Break and enter – dwelling 63% of SSD crime rate 57% of NSW crime rate
3 Motor vehicle theft 41% of SSD crime rate 42% of NSW crime rate

 

2. Reduction in crime rates within the SHOROC Region over time

on-track Indicator is on-track

The attached tables indicate that between years 2008 to 2012 the SHOROC region has experienced:

  • A 3% decrease in ‘Assault –non-domestic violence related’
  • A 5% decrease in ‘Break and enter – Dwelling’
  • A 13% decrease in ‘Motor Vehicle Theft’

Therefore, the SHOROC region is on track with respect to an overall reduction in crime rates over time.

Click here for tabled information on the following:

  • SHOROC Region: Assault – non-domestic violence related: Crime rate per 100,000 population
  • SHOROC Region: Break and Enter – Dwelling:  Crime rate per 100,000 population
  • SHOROC Region: Motor Vehicle Theft:  Crime rate per 100,000 population

Why use this indicator and what does this mean for the overall Health and Wellbeing of the SHOROC Region?

This indicator enables an analysis and comparison of actual crime rates compared to perception of crime/safety (refer to Indicator No.7), for a comprehensive understanding of community safety in the SHOROC Region and how its performance compares to the SSD and NSW.

Updated July 2013