Crime incidents that saw a jump and decline in Parkes in 2018

DOMESTIC violence related assault incidents were up and fraud incidents were down in the Parkes local government area in the past year.

That's according to the latest data from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR).

Data showed there was a rise in the number of domestic and non-domestic violence related assaults, break and enter a dwelling, motor vehicle theft and sexual assault incidents in the 12 months to December 2018 compared with the same period in 2017.

For instance, there were 89 domestic violence related assaults in 2018 compared with 84 in 2017.

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Similarly, the non-domestic violence related assaults went up slightly from 93 in 2017 to 108 in 2018.

The number of sexual assualt cases increased from 18 in 2017 to 27 in 2018.

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BOCSAR data showed that there were certain crime categories where the number of incidents has declined in the past year.

There was a dip in the number fraud and steal from motor vehicle incidents in the Parkes local government area.

The number of fraud cases came down 76 in 2017 to 66 in 2018.

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Overall, the number of crime incidents remained stable in the Central West except for the rise in the number of fraud cases, which went up from 999 in 2017 to 1133 in 2018.

Stealing from motor vehicle and non-domestic violence related assaults also registered a small increase on 2017.

Break and enter a dwelling, and break and enter a non-dwelling incidents have come down in the region.