BOCSAR statistics released

Reports of sexual and indecent assault charges have doubled in the 12 months leading up to June 2017 compared to the 12 months leading up to June 2016. 

According to the latest Bureau of Research and Crime Statistics report, released last week, the Narromine Shire has 2.5 times the rate of sexual assault and indecent assault incidents compared to the rest of the state. 

In the 12 months leading up to June 2016 six incidents of sexual assault and eight incidents of indecent assault were reported. In the 12 months leading up to June 2017 12 incidents of sexual assault and 16 incidents of indecent assault were reported. 

Break and enters around the Shire were also quite high. With break and enters into non-dwellings five times the state average with 49 incidents reported in the 12 months leading up to June 2017, and break and enter into dwellings was 2.8 times the state average, with 72 incidents reported.

“Nothing went up and nothing went down except that it’s got eight categories of crime that are more than twice the state average,” BOCSAR’s Dr Don Weatherburn said. 

“Its really big problem is break and enter non-dwelling which is five times the state average. Narromine ranks number four in the state for that kind of crime.” 

Stealing from a dwelling was 2.8 times the state average with 53 incidents reported in the 12 months up to June 2017. Stealing from a person was 2.6 times the state average with 11 incidents reported.

Malicious damage was exactly two times the state average with 111 incidents reported in the 12 months leading up to June 2017. 

Its really big problem is break and enter non-dwelling which is five times the state average.

Dr Don Weatherburn, Bureau of Crime and Research Statistics.