Leeton police credit 'old fashioned' policing methods alongside boosts in technology and funding for relatively stable results after the latest Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) report was released.
Despite break and enters sitting 2.2 per cent above the state average, there was one less incident than last year's 83 reports.
Yet the opposite holds true for domestic violence incidents, with eight more reports than last year. Leeton is sitting 1.1 per cent above the state average.
This increase reflects a state-wide rise in domestic violence related incidents, with police attributing this to "proactive policing efforts and increased reporting."
Chief Inspector John Wadsworth said Leeton and Narrandera were coming out of a resource slump, so was pleased for the results to show consistency against last year's statistics.
"It's the efforts of the police being out and about, connecting with the public that has assisted in the Leeton and Narrandera communities relatively good BOCSAR figures," he said.
"We've been fortunate in that we've had a period where our police resources were depleted through no fault of local police.
"We are now back up to full strength, and with a new model of approaching resource distribution around our district we can provide resource to where we believe crime is occurring the most."
He explains the officer in charge can move members of target action group to places like Leeton and Narrandera, additional funding for shift changes, with the regional enforcement squads in Wagga Wagga able to be sent over to assist.
"I would always like to see massive decreases, but that is the world we live in there is crime, we need to get crooks - we need to be one step ahead," he said.
Chief Inspector Wadsworth said while break and enters were just down, police had never been more equipped to capture the perpetrators.
He credits improving technology especially fingerprinting, as well as the increased use of CCTV footage for a "good capture" rate.
Yet he also credits "good old fashioned policing."
"A policeman's best ally is the community. If the member of public who sees something out of place and gives us a phone call or contact Crime Stoppers.
DNA is always improving, but all of that put together, none of it as good as old fashioned policing working within the community."
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