Crime at ten year low in Canberra
Residential property dwellers in Canberra live in one of the safest regions of Australia, with recent crime figures showing dramatic decreases in criminal activity in the ACT capital.
Territory minister for police and emergency services Simon Corbell said recent figures have revealed that burglaries in the ACT have dropped by 26 per cent, while motor vehicle theft has fallen by 11 per cent - the lowest rates in a decade.
The figures, which were released this week (October 9), are likely to attract the interest of house hunters, with low crime rates a major drawcard for buying real estate in certain locations.
"ACT policing has established excellent trust and confidence within the ACT community which has led to Canberrans feeling protected against crime," Mr Corbell explained.
The annual 2012 report on government services data also showed that residents of the Australian capital were satisfied with police presence in the region.
"When compared to other states and territories, the ACT recorded the highest satisfaction rates in Australia in regards to overall police services while community's perceptions of police integrity and professionalism exceeded the Australian national average," Mr Corbell added.