Police have revealed there has been a rise in some crimes but a fall in offences occurring in the Orange CBD this year.
A report from the city's Community Safety and Crime Prevention Committee latest meeting also revealed no COVID-19 infringement notices have been issued in Orange.
The report from the August 31 meeting will be presented to Orange City Council on Tuesday night.
Central West Police District Chief Inspector Peter Atkins told the meeting there had been a 'slight increase' in robberies across the police district with 29 committed in the financial year.
He said there had also been a 'slight' increase in stealing from businesses with 203 incidents and break and enter dwellings with 380 incidents.
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Chief Inspector Atkins said incidents of fraud online and stolen credit cards was stable at 296 incidents.
He said there had been a decrease in incidents of stealing from motor vehicles, 139 incidents.
Chief Inspector Atkins said there had been a decrease in issues in the CBD areas however police had been required to increase surveillance.
That included visiting people quarantining from the coronavirus at home, checking flights and inspecting licensed premises.
He has also praised the Western NSW Local Health District on their reponse to the pandemic.
Chief Inspector Atkins said they had swiftly set up drive-through testing clinics, had operated efficient hospital testing and had assisted with checking passengers arriving on flights to the region.
He said the district now had 66 general duties officers which included three new uniformed officers on board.
The crime figures compare with those given to the committee's previous meeting in February.
It was told most crime rates were trending downwards compared to the previous report in November 2019.
Chief Inspector Atkins said in January alcohol related assaults, residential break and enters, business break and enters, stolen vehicles, steal motor vehicles and even motor vehicle crashes were down when compared to the previous November.
However, he said domestic violence incidents had increased from 25 in November to 38 in January.
Central West Police District legal actions are 15 per cent higher than the regional average indicating police are successful in apprehending perpetrators, Chief Inspector Atkins said.
He said on average 100 person searches were conducted each month and high numbers of 'move on' directions, with a focus on Robertson Park.
He said in January there had been a 'high proportion' of stealing from 'trade' vehicles at Orange Regional Airport.
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