All major crime categories have remained stable or continue to fall in Young according to the latest crime data released by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOSCAR).
Young is in line with the Statewide trend, with crime either stable or falling with 'steal from motor vehicle' and 'steal from dwelling' offences significantly down compared to BOSCAR figures from 2016 and 2015.
'Receiving or handling stolen goods' and 'Theft' in general was down by more than 10 percent whilst 'malicious damage to property' was down by almost 20 percent.
Cootamundra LAC Superintendent Christopher Schilt said the figures show Young has a proactive police force.
“This result goes to show how proactive and targeted policing is helping to drive down crime in Young," he said."
“Our commitment is putting the community first and ensuring our Police have the structure and support behind them to continue preventing, disrupting and responding to crime.”
Superintendent Schilt said the Cootamundra LAC has worked hard to established positive relationships with people in the community.
"We want to ensure that crimes are being reported and matters are being followed up with arrests made," he said.
"Overall, I think that we live in a safe community which is indicated by the falling crime figures.
“Whilst ever there are crimes occurring, we have a job to do, and Police will continue to target areas of concern."
NSW Police Commissioner, Mick Fuller APM said a rural focus would further help police to drive down crime.
“The recent appointment of a dedicated Regional Deputy Commissioner will further enhance police capabilities to target and respond to all levels of crime including drug and rural crime," he said.
“Police officers across the state work hard every day to put the communities they serve first and foremost, and I am pleased to see these results reflecting their hard work.”