New Research Shows Drop in North Coast Crime

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Crime rates largely held steady across the NSW North Coast in 2014, with only a few significant and mainly positive changes.

The Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) yesterday published its crime figures for 2014, which paint a fairly positive picture for the entire state.

On the North Coast, only a few significant changes were recorded at a regional level.

The Mid North Coast and Richmond-Tweed regions saw a fall in stealing offences, both in homes and business.

Ballina saw a drop in non domestic-violence assaults, while Bellingen saw a fall in property damage and vandalism offences.

In Coffs Harbour car theft was down.

Tweed Heads saw a very large fall in muggings.

The Bureau said the statewide figures are very encouraging but says an ongoing rise in methamphetamine-related offences is alarming.

Source: ABC

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