The latest crime statistics for Melbourne have just been released and it isn’t good news….crime is up 3.4% as at 31 March 2023.
In many ways this statistic isn’t a surprise, given the decline in the crime rate during the pandemic with its associated lockdowns and restrictions. But of note is the breakdown of the types of crime which have increased within this measure. For example, in the 12 months to 31 March 2023, alleged offender incidents increased 10.5%. Offences not related to family violence drove the increase up 6.4%.
The Crime Statistics Agency provides data broken down by municipality. If you would like to see how your local area is represented, click here.
As a key security stakeholder in Melbourne’s western suburbs, we noted the following increases in local area crime rates:
- City of Wyndham increasing by 14.9%
- City of Brimbank up by 1.4%
- City of Hobsons Bay increasing by 0.8%, and
- City of Melbourne up 0.5%.
Other large rises contributing to the growth in the overall Melbourne crime rate? Look no further than Bayside and Kingston, where crime increased by a whopping 17.9% and 17.8% respectively.
Thefts from a motor vehicle continue to be the most prominent offence subgroup in the western suburbs and indeed in most metropolitan suburbs.
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