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Crime Prevention and Safety

City Safety and Crime Prevention

On Monday 9 December 2019, Council adopted the Crime Prevention Plan 2019-2023. The plan sets out Council’s strategy for crime prevention over the next four years.

City of Parramatta Council operates within Commonwealth and NSW Government legislative frameworks and is committed to the guiding principles of crime reduction, good practice, working in partnership with other levels of government, redressing social disadvantage, promoting healthy lifestyles and recognising that community members have specific needs.

The Council plays a major role in crime prevention through designing, building and maintaining public spaces, and regulating the planning and building of private developments.

The Parramatta Local Government Area (LGA) is generally a safe place, with most crimes decreasing or stable over the previous five years. However, Parramatta ranks in the top 20 LGAs in NSW for crimes such as robbery, stealing from people or stores, and fraud.

The Crime Prevention Plan 2019-2023 sets out to fulfil Council’s objectives in reducing crime.