Police have urged the community to treat each other with courtesy and respect after the release of new data.
A new report revealed an increase in Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) and bail condition breaches as well as intimidation, stalking and harassment offences.
According to the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) AVO breaches in the Goulburn Mulwaree region were up 54.8 per cent in a two year trend. There were 73 offences in 2019 and 113 in 2020. Over a five year trend it was up 23 per cent per year in the area.
Breach of bail conditions was up 72.8 per cent per year over two years with 151 breaches in 2019 and 261 in 2020. In a five year trend bail condition offences had increased 18.4 per cent per year.
Intimidation stalking and harassment had increased 57.1 per cent in the region with 84 offences in 2019 and 132 in 2020. The data showed that in a five year trend offences were stable.
Crime manager Detective Chief Inspector Brendan Bernie said the Hume Police District regularly conducted checks on persons with bail conditions and AVO's to ensure compliance with their imposed conditions.
He said Goulburn police had been successful in identifying breaches of bail and AVOs, which usually resulted in matters being referred back to the courts.
"This prevention and disruption strategy will continue to ensure the increased safety of the local community," Inspector Bernie said.
"While the overall behaviour of the community is fantastic, a small part of the community is still resorting to using intimidation and acts of violence to solve interpersonal problems.
"There is no excuse for use of the violence in NSW to deal with disagreements. Officers from the Hume Police District are out in force every day attempting to stop violence in our local communities.
"I am asking that the responsible adults in the community have the tough and honest conversations with our youth and young adults to discourage using intimidation or violence as a way to deal with social disagreements. All members of the community need to treat everyone with the courtesy and respect they would like in return."
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