In the first six-months of 2012, overall crime reported fell by 2.3% to 15,576 cases as compared to 15,944 cases over the same period last year. (Table 1 refers)
Five of the six crime classes registered decreases. They are namely: Housebreaking and Related Crimes (-22%), Violent Property Crimes (-21.5%), Commercial Crimes (-16.6%), Crimes Against Persons (-6.9%) and Miscellaneous Crimes (-2.6%).
The only crime class which registered an increase was Theft and Related Crimes, which increased by 3.3%, mainly due to increases in cases of theft of bicycles and theft in dwelling.
Improvements were seen in unlicensed moneylending and phone scams, both of which were concerns highlighted for 2011.
1 The six crime classes are namely Crimes Against Persons, Violent Property Crimes, Housebreaking and Related Crimes, Theft and Related Crimes, Commercial Crimes and Miscellaneous Crimes.
Last updated: 14 August 2012