Victim Reports

This data has now been superseded and is for historical reference only. For the most accurate data, the Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) recommends the use of data from the most recent release. The CSA does not recommend the use of this data to make comparisons over time.

A victim report is counted when an individual, business or organisation is recorded on LEAP as being a victim of one or more criminal offences. A victim report involves only one victim but can involve multiple offences and alleged offenders. One report may involve offences that occur over a period of time but if processed by Victoria Police as one report it will have a count of one in the data presented in this section.

Where there were multiple offences recorded within the one victim report, the report is represented by an assigned offence category of the most serious offence, this is referred to as the principal offence.

Key movements in the number and rate of victim reports

Victorian people victim reports and rate per 100,000 population, 10 year trend

Victorian organisation victim reports, 10 year trend

Victim Reports - Tabular Visualisation

The victim reports data visualisation contains the number and rate of victim reports recorded in Victoria, and demographic characteristics of alleged offenders. You can also view crime data by local government area in the Crime by location tool. Data for these visualisations are available via the Download data button on the latest crime data webpage.

Number of victim reports by principal offence category

In order to assign an offence type to a victim report with multiple offences, the most serious offence within a report is determined and this becomes the principal offence for the victim report.

Notable movements – victim reports

Of the 231,075 person victim reports in the last 12 months, 163,117 (70.6%) had a principal offence of Property and deception offences, 67,766 reports (29.3%) were Crimes against the person and the remaining 192 victim reports were Other offences. The number of victim reports with a principal offence of Crimes against the person has increased 21.3% in the five years from the year ending December 2015.
 

Person victim reports by principal offence, 5 year trend

Please note that movements in recorded crime data may be impacted by changes in legislation and operational police practice. Information is available about notable changes in the Explanatory Notes (External link), refer to this information when comparing data over time.
 

Author
Crime Statistics Agency, 2020
Publisher
Crime Statistics Agency, 2020
Date of Publication