Crime rate down 10%

January 1, 2012

But drug-related offences still on the rise

Crime in Ballarat dropped almost 10% in 2010 – 11 according to Victoria Police figures.

The figure for Ballarat compared favourably to the average decline for the state which was 2.4%.

While the figures are positive, drug-related offences are still a problem area, with a rise of 35.4% and drug possession and use up 39.5%.

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