Have your say on crime

19 November 2015

AlburyCity is asking residents to have their say on crime, in particular what criminal activity they are most concerned about.

Council is developing a new Crime Prevention Plan 2015-18 and we want the community to be part of its development.

The plan will outline how Council will continue to assist and work with police, the community and other tiers of government to address crime and safety concerns as well as enhance the sense of safety and well-being in the city.

The survey is open now and in it residents are asked how significant they think these crimes are and if the crime has affected their family in the past 12 months.

The survey is anonymous.

Domestic violence and drug offences have been highlighted by Council and the NSW Department of the Attorney General and Justice as focus areas.

According to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, there were 296 reported cases of domestic violence in Albury in the 2014-15 financial year. 

AlburyCity Mayor Henk van de Ven said: "Albury is a safe place to live and it's important we all work together to keep it that way. We really want to know what the community thinks and how it feels about safety, so please visit our website and have a say on our Crime Prevention Plan."

Residents can complete the survey here