Tasmanian crime spiked in the past year, with a long trend of decreasing crime having ended earlier in the decade.
Police figures showed total offences increased by 5.9 per cent (1539) to 27,842 in 2018-19, compared to the previous financial year.
A 6.7 per cent increase in offences against property - from 20,495 to 21,867 - accounted for most of the increase.
Fraud and similar offences increased from 873 to 949 and other (miscellaneous) offences from 302 to 386.
Offences against the person edged up by seven to 4640.
The police Crime Statistics Supplement 2018-19 said crime had fluctuated between 24,000 and 28,000 offences per year in the last few years.
"This followed a period of crime decreasing each year between 2005-06 and 2012-13," the report said.
Shadow Police Minister Shane Broad said the "alarming rise in serious criminal activity" had exposed the state government's "failed approach to law and order".
"The government's tough on crime spin has been completely dismantled," Dr Broad said.
"(Police Minister) Mark Shelton must now explain how police and other first responders will be affected by the Hodgman razor gang's savage $450 million of cuts across the public sector.
"We are in the midst of a significant crime spike and police and other first responders must be given the tools and resources they need to perform their duties."
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Mr Shelton said there had never been a safer time to live in Tasmania.
"Total offences are more than 30 per cent lower than what they were on average a decade ago," he said.
"The Hodgman majority Liberal government is serious about tackling crime in the state, with a strong target to have the lowest serious crime rate in the nation by 2022.
"Tasmanians deserve to live in safety and free from the impact of crime.
"We make no apology for being tough on crime, and that's why we are investing in our first class police service, including an additional 125 police officers to boost frontline policing and make our communities safer.
"This investment is in stark contrast to the former Labor-Green government, which sacked 108 police officers."
Total reported offences averaged about 40,000 per year between 2000-01 and 2009-10.
The police report said 67 per cent of offences against the person were assaults (excluding sexual assaults and assaulting police).
Sexual assaults recorded decreased from 220 to 203.
"The number of sexual assaults reported to police can vary significantly from year to year due to the reporting of historical sexual assaults," the report said.
It said 44 per cent of the sexual assaults reported in 2018-19 were committed more than a year before they were reported, with some several decades old.
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