Crime stats released

2016-09-06 06:00

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The national crime statistics for the financial year, from April 2015 to March 2016, were released on Friday 2 September.


Murders dropped from two to none this year. Sexual offences also dropped from 22 last year to 20 this year. Common assault increased to 115 from last year’s 98 and robbery with aggravating circumstances up to 199 from last year’s 190.

Burglary at non-residential premises dropped from 91 to 59 cases, and at residential properties from 754 cases to 636.


Robbery with aggravating circumstances jumped to 132 cases from 92 last year and common robbery also increased to 65 from 43 cases. Burglaries at homes went up to 310 from 290 but burglaries at businesses went down to 23 from 26.

Drug- related crime took a dip from 119 to 104 and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs went from 157 to 93.


Sexual offences went up to 9 from 7 and common assault from 38 to 41.

Business burglaries increased from 17 to 36 and at residential premises from 174 to 258. Drug-related crime dropped from 105 cases to 92.

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