Narromine Shire Council Residents Are Urged to Share Crime Experiences

Narromine Shire Council has welcomed the NSW Government's recent announcement of an Inquiry into Community Safety in Regional and Rural Communities and is urging all residents to actively participate and share their perspectives.

Mayor Clr Craig Davies emphasised the significance of the crime statistics recently released by Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR), indicating disproportionate levels of crime in regional and rural New South Wales in comparison to metropolitan areas.

"It is imperative for our community to bring the full extent of these issues to light and capture the attention of the NSW Government," Clr Davies stated. 

"Council understands that many residents have grown disillusioned with reporting criminal activity due to a lack of confidence in the judicial system."

"Rural and regional residents deserve genuine public dialogue with the NSW Government regarding crime and justice, to explore strategies and measures aimed at addressing these concerning trends."

"Council strongly urges Narromine Shire residents to be forthright on this critical issue. I implore as many people as possible to inform the State Government about the realities of what is occurring in this community, to catalyse genuine change in tackling crime."

Residents are encouraged to submit their contributions electronically via the following link:

Alternatively, submissions can be posted to:

Edmond Atalla MP, Community Safety in Regional and Rural Communities Inquiry, NSW Parliament House, 6 Macquarie Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000

Submissions will be accepted until May 31, 2024, and the Inquiry is slated to report back in February 2025.

For further information, please visit NSW Parliament's Inquiry Details Page.


Media Contact: Narromine Shire Council, Mayor, Councillor Craig Davies

T: 0429 887 707