1300.1.55.001 - Statistics News NSW, Dec 2006  
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Results of the 2006 New South Wales Crime and Safety Survey indicate that the proportion of NSW residents who perceived no problems from crime or people creating a public nuisance in their neighbourhood has increased. In April 2006, 53% of people did not perceive any problems from crime or public nuisance in their neighbourhood, an increase on the 52% recorded in 2004 and 45% recorded in 2001.

Findings from the survey are summarised in the publication Crime and Safety, New South Wales, April 2006 (cat. no. 4509.1), released in November 2006 and available free of charge on the ABS web site. The publication contains summary details on selected household crimes of break and enter, attempted break and enter, and motor vehicle theft, and selected personal crimes of robbery, assault and sexual assault, for the 12 months prior to April 2006. It also contains information as to the number of incidents and whether the last incident was reported to the police. Data are classified by selected demographic characteristics.

For further information contact Michael Clarke on (02) 9268 4660, or the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070, email