Crime at 20-year low

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

It’s been a good year for Auck­land City Po­lice. Crime is at 20-year low. There were 43,734 of­fences recorded in the dis­trict dur­ing 2013 which is 4788 less than in 2012. Bur­glary and theft were the two most com­mon types of crime. But the num­bers were still lower than in 2012. There were four mur­ders in the dis­trict last year. All have been re­solved. The num­ber of as­saults has dropped but there was an in­crease of 82 sex­ual as­saults, bring­ing the to­tal num­ber to 372. Dis­trict com­man­der Su­per­in­ten­dent Mike Cle­ment is at­tribut­ing the re­sults to the over­all shift of po­lice to­wards pre­ven­tion and a fo­cus on prop­erty crime.

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