Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.


Friday September 8, 2017

Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP has commended police in the 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 and preventing and disrupting crime.


The latest quarterly report from BOCSAR shows 16 of the 17 major crime categories were either stable or falling in the 24 months to June 2017.


Tanya Davies said local statistics from the Mulgoa region followed the state-wide trends, with four 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 18.4% (Blacktown City Council)
  • Steal from Person is down 21.2% (Liverpool City Council)
  • Break and Enter Dwelling is down 13.5% (Liverpool City Council)
  • Motor Vehicle Theft is down 18.6% (Liverpool City Council)
  • Malicious Damage to Property is down 17.1% (Fairfield City Council)
  • Break and Enter Dwelling is down 15.9% (Penrith City Council)

“These results reflect the unwavering 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 Michael Fuller and our Regional Deputy Commissioner, Gary Worboys, to ensure our local police are properly supported to prevent and disrupt crime in every corner of NSW.”