The Sunday Telegraph has just published its own analysis of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research's official crime statistics.
Sutherland local government area (LGA) has the lowest rate of break and enter and vehicle theft.
From September 2010 to September 2012 there have been just two break and enters and 1.3 vehicle thefts for every 1000 residents.
From Cronulla to Sutherland itself the stats show the area is just right for bringing up a family or retiring to enjoy the good life close to ocean and city alike.
Peter Johnson was born in Engadine and has been a broker in Sutherland for 10 years. He knows the Shire better than most.
For all the information you need on buying a home in the Shire, call at Mortgage Choice at Sutherland - 9521 1611.