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Crime rates at record low, but most of us don’t feel safer

Natalie Peters & Erin Molan
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New South Wales crime rates are at record lows, but the latest stats show we don’t necessarily feel safer.

The latest police report shows more than half of people don’t feel safe on public transport at night, while up to three in five would be afraid to jog or walk at night.

Robberies, assaults and crashes causing injury are down over the past five years.

Only reported sexual assaults and fatal crashes increased over that time.

Police Commissioner Mick Fuller says he has a responsibility to make people feel safe, but it’s proving challenging with the threat of terrorism.

NSW Police Minister Troy Grant tells Natalie Peters and Erin Molan the challenge is overcoming the fear.

“The most obvious way is about police visibility, to make sure that that is as high as it can be to give people that confidence they don’t seem to have.”

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Natalie Peters & Erin Molan
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