NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione has welcomed the latest crime data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) for the 24 months to December 2014, which shows 16 of the 17 major offence categories are either stable or falling.
‘Steal from dwelling’ is the only offence category to have recorded an increase of 3.2 per cent.
BOCSAR reports that most of this increase are offences occurring outside the residential building, including thefts from yards, carports, garages, verandahs, driveways and sheds.
Common items stolen include parts of the house such as hot water systems, mail, letter boxes, bicycles, scooters, tools and garden accessories.
Mr Scipione is urging residents to be more vigilant, to keep their items secure and to take sensible measures to stop themselves from becoming targets of crime.
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