Riverina crime stats mostly positive

Latest numbers show downward trends

Riverina crime stats mostly positive

The latest report from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has delivered mostly good news for the Riverina, th a number of major crime categories trending down in the 24 months to September.

The region as a whole saw a 14% drop in domestic violence related assaults, and a 12% reduction in theft from dwellings.

In Wagga, steal from motor vehicles were down 15%, and dwellings down 16%, and common assault was down 46% in Junee.

However in Snowy Valleys, stealing from cars increased 159%, and Narrandera saw a 125% increase in non-dwelling break and enters.