State of the Environment Report title
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2004 Report



Palerang

Safety

Indicator description

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What the results tell us for Palerang

Palerang Council Area was created in February 2004 out of all the former Tallaganda Shire, most of Yarrowlumla Shire and small parts of Mulwaree and Gunning shires. The crime data reported below for this indicator result are for the period ending 31 December 2003, when the shires were still operating independently. The indicator result discusses data only for the former Tallaganda and Yarrowlumla shires from which most of the population of Palerang Council Area derives. For information about the former Mulwaree Shire, see Goulburn Mulwaree , and for the former Gunning Shire, see Upper Lachlan.

Palerang residents live in a relatively safe community. During the reporting period there no murders or attempted murders, and one manslaughter (driving) offences reported in Tallaganda Shire (see Table 1). One manslaughter (driving) offence was reported in Yarrowlumla Shire (see Table 2). Assaults were below per capita figures for NSW in both shires, as was malicious damage to property.

Table 1. Recorded criminal incidents in the former Tallaganda Shire, 1997–2003
Type of offenceTotal number of offences
1997199819992000200120022003
Homicide
Murder*0000000
Attempted murder0000000
Murder accessory, conspiracy0000000
Manslaughter - not driving*0000000
Manslaughter - driving*010001-
Driving causing death^ #---0
Assault7121518201310
Sexual offences
Sexual assault7106101
Indecent assault, act of indecency43221210
Other sexual offences4004010
Abduction and kidnapping0000001
Robbery
Robbery without a weapon0000001
Robbery with a firearm0000000
Robbery with a weapon not a firearm0000010
Other offences against the person1132221
Theft
Break and enter - dwelling2510615181718
Break and enter - non-dwelling1819626231330
Possess implements0101001
Receiving1000000
Goods in custody1213002
Motor vehicle theft566113216
Steal from motor vehicle219891394
Steal from retail store3023100
Steal from dwelling597158615
Steal from person0001011
Stock theft6762379
Fraud1324300
Other theft1817928171717
Demand money with menaces0000000
Extortion, blackmail0000000
Arson1121311
Malicious damage to property18161429262124
Drug offences
Possession and/or use of cocaine0000000
Possession and/or use of narcotics0010010
Possession and/or use of cannabis1020512446
Possession and/or use of other drugs1010100
Dealing, trafficking in cocaine0000000
Dealing, trafficking in narcotics0000000
Dealing, trafficking in cannabis0100000
Dealing, trafficking in other drugs0000000
Cultivating cannabis4911121
Importing drugs0000000
Other drug offences2822301
Offensive behaviour
Offensive conduct1000000
Offensive language2001101
Prostitution offences0000000
Betting and gaming offences00000015
Weapons offences17611748
Against justice procedures
Escapee - Corrective Services custody0000000
Escapee - Police custody0000000
Escapee - juvenile detention0000000
Escapee - other custody0000000
Breach Apprehended Violence Order3155411
Breach bail conditions1000100
Breach of recognizance0000000
Fail to appear0100000
Other offences against justice procedures1000313
Driving offences
Culpable driving000011-
PCA121210141310-
Drive while disqualified252984-
Drive manner/speed dangerous220122-
Other driving offences9271072525492-
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs^ ---0
Dangerous or negligent driving^ ---24
Driving while licence cancelled or suspended^ ---3
Driving without a licence^ ---17
Driving licence offences, nec^ ---21
Registration offences^ ---26
Roadworthiness offences^ ---0
Exceeding the prescribed content of alcohol limit^ ---15
Exceeding legal speed limit^ ---342
Parking offences^ ---0
Regulatory driving offences, nec^ ---38
Other offences20151328502743

Source: Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research; * Number of recorded victims; ^ Number of legal actions commenced; including referrals to court and infringement notices;
# In July 2003, NSW Police changed the way they classify traffic incidents. The incidence of specific driving offences could no longer be determined directly from police incident categories. In response to this change, from 2003 onwards, the unit of measurement used by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research when reporting driving offences was the number of legal actions commenced by police rather than the number of incidents recorded. Legal actions include infringement notices, court referrals, formal cautions under the Young Offenders Act and Youth Conference referrals. From 2003 onwards, the driving offences reported accorded with those in the Australian Standard Offence Classification (ASOC); nec = not elsewhere classified

Table 2. Recorded Criminal Incidents in the (former) Yarrowlumla Shire 1997-2003
Type of offenceTotal number of offences
1997199819992000200120022003
Homicide
Murder*0100000
Attempted murder0100000
Murder accessory, conspiracy0000000
Manslaughter - not driving*0000000
Manslaughter - driving*000100-
Driving causing death^ #- - - 2
Assault538474117808384
Sexual offences
Sexual assault7325935
Indecent assault, act of indecency201643113
Other sexual offences1110122
Abduction and kidnapping0000100
Robbery
Robbery without a weapon2242213
Robbery with a firearm0000000
Robbery with a weapon not a firearm0020011
Other offences against the person1491591511
Theft
Break and enter - dwelling78828363806380
Break and enter - non-dwelling57584640643748
Possess implements4210004
Receiving5311213
Goods in custody1317141613814
Motor vehicle theft28392224213344
Steal from motor vehicle68789768744450
Steal from retail store18272218182417
Steal from dwelling42576437454149
Steal from person562210710
Stock theft61454543
Fraud29461525323212
Other theft43526360536753
Demand money with menaces0000002
Extortion, blackmail0000000
Arson2593456
Malicious damage to property102119147130122116142
Drug offences
Possession and/or use of cocaine0000000
Possession and/or use of narcotics1141001
Possession and/or use of cannabis3230232725914
Possession and/or use of other drugs1156231
Dealing, trafficking in cocaine0000000
Dealing, trafficking in narcotics1200000
Dealing, trafficking in cannabis3331011
Dealing, trafficking in other drugs1011102
Cultivating cannabis10768433
Importing drugs0000000
Other drug offences57104622
Offensive behaviour
Offensive conduct86591046
Offensive language18191611838
Prostitution offences0000011
Betting and gaming offences0000003
Weapons offences1191322161824
Against justice procedures
Escapee - Corrective Services custody0000100
Escapee - Police custody1202100
Escapee - juvenile detention0000000
Escapee - other custody0000000
Breach Apprehended Violence Order81411125910
Breach bail conditions128811311
Breach of recognizance2010000
Fail to appear5021100
Other offences against justice procedures27815915814
Driving offences
Culpable driving000001-
PCA453857665333-
Drive while disqualified151517221825-
Drive manner/speed dangerous896467-
Other driving offences3755661859841119-
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs^ - - - 0
Dangerous or negligent driving^ - - - 34
Driving while licence cancelled or suspended^ - - - 20
Driving without a licence^ - - - 69
Driving licence offences, nec^ - - - 94
Registration offences^ - - - 112
Roadworthiness offences^ - - - 2
Exceeding the prescribed content of alcohol limit^ - - - 61
Exceeding legal speed limit^ - - - 842
Parking offences^ - - - 0
Regulatory driving offences, nec^ - - - 201
Other offences63867411715095120

Source: Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research; * Number of recorded victims; ^ Number of legal actions commenced; including referrals to court and infringement notices;
# In July 2003, NSW Police changed the way they classify traffic incidents. The incidence of specific driving offences could no longer be determined directly from police incident categories. In response to this change, from 2003 onwards, the unit of measurement used by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research when reporting driving offences was the number of legal actions commenced by police rather than the number of incidents recorded. Legal actions include infringement notices, court referrals, formal cautions under the Young Offenders Act and Youth Conference referrals. From 2003 onwards, the driving offences reported accorded with those in the Australian Standard Offence Classification (ASOC); nec = not elsewhere classified

About the data

Crime Statistics are from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, accessed 19 April 2005, http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/bocsar1.nsf/pages/lga_alphalist.

Recorded crime statistics represent incidents recorded by the police (see explanatory notes on the website http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lawlink/bocsar/ll_bocsar.nsf/pages/bocsar_lga_notes).