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Reviews of Patrick Street, Blacktown
"Crime and unsafe"
I thought that I share my experience with Blacktown as I have family and friends that work and live in the area. Just today on a trip to kmart someone lit a car on fire. Quickly a massive amount of people watched as the car went into flames and I could hear comments like "just another day in Blacktown".
Another time a friend had their car broken into, they smashed ther window for pair of old roller skates left on the passenger side. I would frequently walk them to their car during night shifts . She says that there are nice families that can't afford to live anywhere else and only a few bad eggs that ruin it. On a late night shopping session I noticed that there large numbers of security guards and police, I questioned the security guard why there were so many police/security and the response was " it's like this every busy night in Blacktown" via sarctastic tone. I have spoken to people that live in Blacktown and they said that they haven't had any incidents as they keep to themselves. They told me of a story how a female friend was attacked at night near the shopping centre. I'm a first time home buyer that was looking to buy in Blacktown because of the positive reviews on this site and low prices but after looking into further I will not. I apologize if I have offended any Blacktown residents but this is my opinion and the great thing about this platform you have chance to prove me wrong. I really hope you can as I see great potential in Blacktown. At the time of writing this post I felt as those the reviews and current rating blacktown did not reflect it concisely.
Let's put aside my opinion and my experiences to look at some findings on the crime level
"its murder rate is more than double the state average, even on a per capita basis, and its robbery rates, both with a firearm and without a weapon, are three times the state average.
And Blacktown has experienced only one worse year for murders in the past 18 years — in 2012 when 14 cases were recorded."
Crime Index: 66.31
Safety Index: 33.69
Nrma rate the suburb as high crime rate
The NSW rate per 100,000 population for robbery incidents is 39.6.
Non-domestic violence related assault ranked 29th in nsw
Reports of domestic assault also increased in a number of areas
Blacktown (up 10.7%)
2452 charges of assaulting police in NSW in the year to March 2019 of those
132 in Blacktown
NEW SOUTH WALES
RECORDED CRIME STATISTICS
Available from https://www.bocsar.nsw.gov.au/Pages/bocsar_crime_stats/bocsar_crime_stats.aspx
TABLE 3.2B: RATIO TO NSW RATE^ OF RECORDED CRIMINAL INCIDENTS PER 100,000 POPULATION,
MAJOR OFFENCES, GREATER SYDNEY
Robbery without a weapon = 3.0
Robbery with a firearm = 2.5
Incidents Of Theft (Break & Enter Dwelling Rate Per 100,000
Ranked 6th with 490
- 24hour kmart
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