Aim: The aim of this paper is to analyse the trends in the rates of annual recorded incidence of 10 major categories of property and violent crime for the period 1990 to 2010 in New South Wales.
Conclusion: In the period since 1990, assault and sexual assault rates recorded significant long term upward trends whilst the other eight offences analysed in this report were trending down or stable. The 2010 sexual assault rate was the highest recorded since 1990. Assault has remained stable since 2001 and is now showing signs of a decline. Property crimes have shown the biggest declines since 1990. .
Published by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
||Moffatt, Steve and Goh, Derek