What is the current situation?
Our role has evolved over time, and we no longer provide just basic services. Our community's expectation requires us to be involved in the development of sustainable livable communities which includes an important role in crime prevention. Through reduced crime people feel safer in their community and subsequently, have a greater quality of life.
Contributing factors to the community's fear of crime may include: people's personal experience of crime; being socially and economically disadvantaged and encountering conditions in the neighbourhood that are the result of criminal activity such as graffiti, vandalism and litter; or the ongoing presence of people intoxicated by drugs or alcohol.
What needs to be done?
For a Council to succeed in creating vibrant communities, it must create areas where crime is low and a high sense of trust and ownership of the neighbourhood is maintained among the community.
Council and the NSW Government are committed to reducing crime, and helping everyone understand their role in keeping the community safe.
What resources are available?
The following links, prepared by NSW Police and other State Government Departments, are designed to help you assess your security and provide suggestions to help reduce the risk of crime and stay safe.