Parramatta station is a crime hot spot

09 April 2008

PARRAMATTA train station is one of the state's most dangerous places for assaults and robberies according to police statistics.

The figures from the police transport policy unit, published in The Sydney Morning Herald, showed Parramatta station was in the top five on a list of more than 400 rail facilities including trains, stations and station car parks with 43 assaults reported in the period from December 2006 to November 2007.

A total of 49 thefts was also reported at Parramatta station during the period.

Parramatta Council recently adopted a crime prevention strategy in which statistics from the Parramatta police command also suggested the the bus/rail interchange and surrounding areas were crime hot spots.