The latest Bureau of Crime Statistics update has both good and bad news for the Central Coast.
Domestic violence-related assaults increased by 12 per cent in the two years to March, while Theft from retail stores was down by more than 18%.
A further breakdown of the stats shows thefts from cars and fraud each rose by more than 17% in the Gosford area over the 24 month period.
Meanwhile in Wyong, thefts from homes and motor vehicles each increased by more than 20%, and the DV increase was 19%.
Statewide, all major crime categories either fell or remained stable of the 24-month period, however the Lake Macquarie and Newcastle areas saw a marked increase in four of the 17 major offence categories including steal from retail store (19.6%).
NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has used the falling rates to talk up the force's "targeted and proactive policing".