Crime rates increase across the region

A snapshot of the changes in crime rates in the Goldfields Esperance region over the period of a year.CRIME statistics in the Goldfields Esperance region have defied some trends across the rest of Western Australia.
Nanjing Night Net

The Western Australian Police statistics show a decrease in drug traffic offences by one in the local region since the same time last year, while the State had an increase of 300 offences.

The statistics are from July 2014 to February 2015 and July 2015 to February 2016.

Drug possession state wide have seen 3329 more offences, while in the Goldfields Esperance region it is following trend increasing by 87 offences.

Senior Sergeant Richard Moore said an increased number of drug offences in Esperance indicates good police work, with 45 search warrants since July 1, 2015.

“The community should be pleased with that because it’s an indicator the police have improved their drug detection strategies,” he said.

Non-domestic violence has also decreased by 26 offences with domestic violence increasing by 78 offences in a six-month period.

Senior Sergeant Moore said domestic violence has increased in Esperance by 10 offences in a year to 62.

Alarmingly, sexual assault crimes doubled in the region, from 53 to 104, mirrored across the state with an increase of 95 offences

Motor vehicle theft has increased by 76 offences in the region and 23 of those came from Esperance.

Senior Sergeant Moore said there was positive news to report with drink driving offences decreasing by nine, from 74 to 65.

“Whilst it’s disappointing 65 people have been charged with drink driving offences, the Esperance police officers will still maintain their road policing enforcement, especially those offences that contribute towards road trauma,” he said.

The Goldfields Esperance region has shown a decrease in the number of burglaries.

Senior Sergeant Moore said in Esperance there was an increase of 13 offences from 62 to 71 offences.

He said the Esperance police current rate of arrests was 72.7 per cent for offences against people, with offences against property at 39.4 per cent.

He said both statistics sat above the expected average.

The Esperance police currently had a 90.4 per cent sanction rate for crimes they detected without an offence being reported.

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