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Each quarter, the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) release crime statistics for all Local Government Areas (LGA) across the state.
When looking at four-year trends for our area, crime statistics have predominantly remained stable or shown a downward trend. Canterbury-Bankstown has remained under the NSW state averages for many different kinds of crime, including sexual offences, steal from person, malicious damage, break and enter (dwelling and non-dwelling) and arson.
The latest crime statistics were released by BOCSAR in April 2017. Below is a breakdown of the crime statistics for the Canterbury-Bankstown LGA, including crime trends over a four year period.
One of the greatest challenges for Canterbury-Bankstown is the community's high perception and fear of crime. Despite statistics indicating Canterbury-Bankstown has comparatively low levels of crime, surveys conducted with residents indicate high levels of fear of crime. This may be because of the negative media coverage of the South Western Sydney region, particularly of criminal offences, even if they are not commonly happening within our area.
For more information on crime statistics across New South Wales, visit the
NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research website.
Download the Major Crime Categories – Recorded Incidents in Canterbury-Bankstown Local Government Area in 2014 and 2017 for further detail