COVID crackdown on crime in NSW

Greta Stonehouse

DROPS IN NSW CRIME RATES DURING COVID-19

(March 15 - April 26 compared to previous five years)

* Robbery down 42 per cent

* Non-domestic assault down 39 per cent

* Sexual offences down 32 per cent

* Break and enter into dwellings down 29 per cent

* Break and enter into non-dwellings down 25 per cent

* Stealing from motor vehicles down 34 per cent

* Car theft down 24 per cent

* Shop lifting down 55 per cent

* Cocaine possession incidents down 40 per cent

OTHER KEY TAKEAWAYS

* Breaches of AVOs and bail conditions remained stable

* AVO compliance checks by police up 85 per cent

* Bail compliance checks by police up 13 per cent

* Domestic violence assaults stable