Sunday, 11th February 2018
Crime Statistics are published quarertly and can be found on the Crime Statistics Agency website - https://www.crimestatistics.vic.gov.au/
Below is a summary of the State wide figures year ending 30 June 2018:
The number of criminal incidents recorded by police in the year to 30 June 2018 was 299,501. This is down 7.4% from 323,516 incidents recorded in the same period last year.
The major offence categories that showed significant downward trends for recorded offences were:
Of the alleged offender incidents that involved a person, 79.3% involved a male offender and 20.7% involved a female offender. For the year ending June 2018, for both male and female alleged offenders, just under one-third were aged between 20–29 years.
The number of recorded offences of Property and deception offences decreased by 27,154 incidents or 8.6% in the last 12 months, driven by an 8.5% (15,466 offences) decrease in Theft to 166,677
Victim reports decreased in the year to 30 June 2018 by 7.4%.
To view this full report, go to: https://www.crimestatistics.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/embridge_cache/emshare/original/public/2018/09/99/69554ce2b/Crime%20Statistics%20Victoria%20-%20year%20ending%20June%202018.docx
Source: Crime Statistics Agency