New model works: OIC
BURGARIES, stealings and property damage have dropped in the past year in the Belmont area, according to the Belmont Local Policing Team’s Officer in Charge Peter Arancini.
Senior Sergeant Arancini said the biggest plunge in crime was a 17 per cent reduction in motor vehicle thefts. Property damage followed closely behind with a 12 per cent drop.
Stealings fell 9 per cent and burglaries fell 6 per cent over the past 12 months.
“While these figures are good there is still a lot of work that can be done to further improve on same,” Mr Arancini said, attributing the changing police model for the positive results.
“With 2015 well and truly underway the Belmont Local Policing Team are encouraging everybody to take a stand against crime and criminal behaviour by reporting any suspicious behaviour to police on 131444. By working together we all can make a big difference to improving our safety and security,” he said.