Orange Crime Rates

Orange Crime Rates

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Numerous violent attacks over recent months have heightened awareness to the issue of non-domestic violence in Orange.

Recent attackes have included an increased number of assuluts on police in the last month, the indecent assault of a 19-year-old woman, and a machete attack on a man and his 13-year-old daughter.

In the last four weeks, 19 assault charges involving attacks on police have come before Orange Local Court.

The incidents have resulted from a variety of situations, including arrests, shoplifting, drug offences and refuse to listen to officers.

Orange City Council’s crime community safety committee chair, Councillor Jason Hamling told the Central Western Daily the majority of people have great respect for police but this kind of behaviour should not be tolerated.

“I am disgusted by the number of people who go out of their way to assault and abuse police,” Cr Hamling said.

Although these incidents have sparked concerns for safety in Orange, statistics from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, show that Orange Crime rates remained stable for 2011 and 2012, then decreased in 2013.

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Statistics sourced from: NSW Crime Tool

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Image sourced from: NSW Crime Tool

 The two-year trend in assaults in Orange has remained stable, with the local government area remaining 12th in NSW in the number of recorded criminal incidents of non-domestic violence related during 2011 and 2012.

This ranking increased to 17 in 2013, mirroring recent increases in attacks.

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Statistics sourced from: NSW Crime Tool

The NSW Bureau of Crime and Statistics also states that the number of incidents in 2013 was 315, a drop from 352 recorded incidents in 2012.

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Statistics sourced from: NSW Crime Tool

These statistics show that despite a recent increase of attacks and recorded violence within Orange, overall crime rates are relatively stable.

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