There were 30 crimes reported for every 1,000 people in the population last year – a 46 per cent reduction on 2005.
But it is youth crime that has seen the biggest fall.
The number of under-18s appearing in the Youth Court fell from 344 in 2009 to 90 last year. In total, 93 children were arrested for 126 offences during the year compared with 364 individuals for 636 offences in 2008.
However, some areas of crime have seen an increase. Night-time violence increased by 11 per cent on the previous year while domestic violence, a major priority for Home Affairs Minister Kristina Moore and the States police, remained high.
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