Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.


Friday June 9, 2017

Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP has commended police across Penrith, St Marys, Fairfield and Green Valley Local Area Commands for their exceptional work in fighting local crime.

Tanya Davies said that the most recent quarterly data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) is a testament to the proactive work of NSW police in detecting and preventing crime.

For the first time since June 2015, there have been no increases in the 17 major crime categories in NSW.

The latest quarterly report from BOCSAR shows 13 major crime categories have remained stable, with four falling in the 24 months to March 2017.

Tanya Davies said local statistics from the Mulgoa region followed the state-wide trends, with 6 offences remaining stable or trending down.

“Locally, it is very reassuring to see downward trends in the following major crime categories:

  • Steal from person is down 11.0% (Blacktown City Council)
  • Break and enter dwelling is down 26.7% (Fairfield City Council)
  • Break and enter dwelling is down 23.2% (Penrith City Council)
  • Break and enter non-dwelling is down 20.3% (Liverpool City Council)
  • Motor vehicle theft is down 30.0% (Liverpool City Council)
  • Steal from person is down 28.4% (Liverpool City Council)

 “This latest data from BOCSAR reflects the commitment and dedication of our local police to keeping our community safe,” Tanya Davies said.

“I would like to thank the Mulgoa community for doing their bit by reporting crime, working closely with our local police officers, and remaining vigilant,” Tanya Davies said.

Despite the very encouraging trends evident in the quarterly update, it is clear more needs to be done in some regional areas.

“The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is determined to turn these statistics around, and will ensure police across the state have the resources they need to investigate and prosecute these crimes.

“We are committed to working closely with Commissioner Fuller and our new Regional Deputy Commissioner, Mr Gary Worboys, to ensure our local police are properly supported to prevent and disrupt crime in country areas.”