Police have recorded a significant increase in crime in Albury, with the region experiencing break-ins, car thefts, robberies and sexual assault cases well above the state average.
Statistics released on Wednesday show at least one home is broken into every day in the Albury local government area, with a car stolen every second day.
Home break-and-enters have increased by 70 per cent during the past two years, car thefts have grown by 42 per cent, while the number of fraud cases have increased by 45 per cent.
Police also recorded 63 cases of sexual assault in the 12 months to September, and cases of indecent assault or other sexual offences occured about every third day on average.
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Statistics show there were 777 cases of people stealing items from cars - up from 570 from the previous 12-month period - and increases in retail store thefts.
Detective Inspector Chris Wallace said Albury officers had one of the highest rates for solving robbery offences in the state.
"We pride our commitment to doing that," he said.
"It's very uncommon for police not to put someone before court following a robbery."
He said because modern cars were harder to steal, criminals may try to access homes to take keys.
"That may be why our break-and-enter statistics are on the increase," he said.
"It shows the need for people to ensure their homes and their vehicles are secured.
"People need to remain vigilant and watch out for their neighbours."