There were two murders in the Bega Valley last year, the first in the region since 2015.
The victims in these incidents were Gail Winner and former police officer Mick Horne, who were allegedly killed by Ms Winner's grandson Murray Deakin last June.
The tragedies stand out in the latest crime statistics released by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research earlier this month, which cover the period of January to December 2018 and report the incidents of crime recorded by the NSW Police Force.
There were 62 types of offences listed for the Bega Valley and 20 had an increase in numbers of incidents from the 2017 data.
In 2018, there were 106 cases of domestic violence-related assault, which has been about the same over the past four years.
But cases of non-domestic violence related assault had reduced to 97, the lowest over the last five years.
Sexual assault was reported to sit at similar levels over the past five years at 28 incidents, but from 2017's numbers there was a 10-incident increase to 46 cases of indecent assault, act of indecency and other sexual offences.
There was an increase in motor vehicle thefts, from 19 in 2017 to 31 last year, but there was a decrease in the number of thefts from motor vehicles between the two years, from 129 to 80.
In 2018, there were 113 incidents of intimidation, stalking and harassment in the Bega Valley, 102 of fraud, 12 of arson and two of escaping custody.
There was a large decrease in malicious damage to property, which numbered 276 in 2017 and 198 last year.
When it came to drugs, possession and/or use of cannabis was the most common offence in 2018, with 70 incidents recorded.
There were also 14 incidents involving possession and/or use of amphetamines, two for ecstasy and one for cocaine.
Deakin will appear in the Supreme Court in Sydney on April 5 for arraignment, as he has been charged with the murders of Ms Winner and Mr Horne.
In 2015, 26-year-old Bega resident Marnie-Lee Cave was found dead near Tathra. Rosemary Priscilla Mackie has pleaded not guilty to her murder in a Supreme Court retrial, and the case is currently before the courts in Wollongong.