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Latest statistics show a drop in ACT crime rates



Michael Chew

Deputy Chief Police Officer – Response Commander Michael Chew said the crime trends were encouraging. Photo: Dominic Giannini.

The ACT has recorded a drop in person-to-person crimes in the latest quarterly statistics released by ACT Policing.

The number of sexual assaults reported to police from January to March this year was the lowest reported for a quarter since 2018, and person-to-person crime as a whole was down compared to the first quarter of last year.

The January to March 2021 quarterly crime statistics show sexual assaults declined from 122 to 106, assaults were down from 747 to 663, and other offences against a person decreased from 82 to 65.

Similar decreases were noticed in the number of property crimes reported…

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