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The number of domestic violence-related incidences has fallen by almost 20 per cent over the past two years in Canterbury-Bankstown.
According to the newly-released NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) data, there was a 17.3 per cent decline in domestic violence incidents, from July 2016 to June 2018.
Mayor Khal Asfour said, as a White Ribbon Ambassador, he was proud to see the statistics reflect the hard work residents, community organisations and local Police have put into preventing instances of domestic violence.
"As a Council, we continue to focus on educating the community through workshops and events, and emphasising the message that domestic violence has no place not just in our City, but anywhere," he said.
"Although, we still have a long way to go – just a single incident of domestic violence, in my book, is one too many."
Some of the events and workshops Council has supported to raise awareness and decrease the occurrence of domestic violence this year, include:
There are also a number of events and workshops still to come this year, including:
The BOCSAR statistics also showed over the period, there was a decline in eight other major crime categories, including:
For more information on how Council is helping to make Canterbury-Bankstown even safer, call 9707 9471 or visit cb.city/safety
14/02/2019 9:17 AM