Corporate Statistics, Victoria Police, releases information about crime across Victoria. Information is compiled from data stored on the Law Enforcement Assistance Program database. The information shows the number of offences recorded in a given area over a given period and the rate of crime per 100,000 population (based on official population estimates). The information also compares current numbers and rates with the previous 12 months. Offences are grouped according to the following types: crimes against the person, crimes against property, drug-related crimes, and 'other' (e.g. weapons/explosives, harassment).
Quality and Applicability
The figures provided by Victoria Police are the official statistics for recorded crime across Victoria.
Use information about crime if you want to know about the number and nature of offences recorded in a given area and compare crime rates between areas. You may also wish to compare the number and rate of crime in a given area with its perception of safety as revealed through the Community Indicators Victoria Survey. Perception of safety is one of several key indicators of community health and wellbeing.
Information about crime is available for local government areas and police regions.
The most current information about crime refers to 2006-2007.
The most current information about crime was released in August 2007.
Access crime statistics through Victoria Police. Click on 'Region, Division, PSA and LGA Statistics' to download reports you require.
Cost and Format
Information about crime is downloadable free of charge in PDF format.
Contact Corporate Statistics, Corporate Strategy and Performance, Victoria Police Centre, telephone (03) 9247 6703 or write to 637 Flinders Street Melbourne Vic 3005.
Additional Data Source(s)
Information about crime based on Victoria Police figures is available through the Victorian Local Governance Association online library of social statistics.