Crime statistics

Crime statistics
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Each quarter, the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research release crime statistics for all Local Government Areas across the state. Crime Statistics canterbury bankstown Each quarter the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) release crime statistics for all Local Government Areas across the state. Safety; Community
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Each quarter, the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) releases crime statistics for all council areas across the state. The latest crime statistics were released by BOCSAR in December 2022. 
When looking at five-year trends for Canterbury-Bankstown, crime statistics have predominantly remained stable or shown a downward trend, as well as being under the New South Wales state averages for a variety of criminal offences. 
For more information on crime statistics, visit the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research website
CBCity crime rate is below the New South Wales average in nearly all major crime categories and either remain stable or are below the previous years’ report.  
Ranks and rates are only calculated for local government areas (LGAs) with populations of 3,000 people or more.  
​Offence group​Number of
incidents
2021
​Rate per 100,000 population​Number of
incidents
2022
​Rate per 100,000 population​24-month trend​Local Government Area Ranking
​Domestic violence related assault​1,364​358.6​1,348​354.4​Stable​73
​Break and enter dwelling​498​130.9​536​140.9​Stable​92
​Fraud​1,900​499.51,970​517.9​Stable​55
​Malicious damage to property​1,392​365.91,433​376.7Stable​96
​Motor vehicle theft​407​107.0​510​​134.1Stable​​75
​Robbery​85​22.385​​22.3Stable​42
​Sexual Offences​221​58.1​219​​57.6​​Stable​101
​Steal from motor vehicle​1,146​301.31,050​​276.0​Stable​59
​Steal from retail store​444​116.7​492​​129.3​​Stable​77

Rankings above are from 120 LGAs – the lower the ranking the higher the rate of Crime

1. Major offence categories include the most serious personal violence and property offences. Of the 17 major offence categories, only those that Council can assist in preventing are presented.
2. The LGA ranking is the comparison of the Canterbury-Bankstown LGA against 120 LGAs in New South Wales that have a population higher than 3,000. Note that a higher number indicates a better ranking for that offence.
3. Domestic violence and sexual offences are under-reported offences in New South Wales. An increase in this offence category can be viewed positively as it demonstrates both positive and proactive work undertaken within the community.
4. The Canterbury-Bankstown LGA is ranked lower than the New South Wales state average.

The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.