Property crime the big dropper in Mitchell and Strathbogie shires.December 7, 2012 4:51am
Total crime in our region has fallen by 4.1 per cent in the past year.
Figures released by Victoria Police showed there were 2866 offfences recorded in the year to September 30 in the Mitchell Police Service Area, which covers the Mitchell and Strathbogie shires.
That is 23 fewer than for the same period the previous year.
Property crime fell 16.8 per cent, to 1482 offences, which accounted for all of the drop.
Offences against people rose 7.8 per cent to 593, drug offences rose 13.3 per cent, to 128, and other crime went up 21.7 per cent, to 663 offences.
There were eight people killed on our roads in the period, up one from the previous year, while 278 were injured, an increase of 12.6 per cent.
Anyone witnessing a crime can phone Triple Zero or to confidentially report suspicious behaviour phone Crime Stoppers on 1800
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