Councillor Lawrence Slams Recent Crime Stats Report

Saying Crime Has Not Dropped

Dubbo Councillor Stephen Lawrence has slammed reports that crime has been dropping over a 2 year period in Dubbo, following the release of the latest data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.

Councillor Lawrence has described statements from Police and Member for Dubbo Troy Grant that crime rates in our backyard have been dropping, as exaggerations, and says that overall crime is clearly rising in Dubbo despite what has been reported.

According to Councillor Lawrence, over the last 6 years, break and enter non-dwelling, steal from a motor vehicle and steal from person have remained stable. This is despite a statement from Mr Grant, who is focusing on the recent quarterly figures, says the categories are down by over 30%.