The information outlined in this section represents all offences recorded in the Police Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP) database, where Victoria Police have recorded a crime prohibited by criminal law. These include crimes that have been reported to police as well as those identified by police.
Key movements in the number and rate of offences
Victorian recorded offences and rate per 100,000 population, 10 year trend
Offences Recorded - Tabular Visualisation
The offences recorded data visualisation contains the number and rate of offences recorded in Victoria. 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 recorded offences by type of offence
Notable movements – recorded offences
In the last 12 months, the number of recorded offences increased in the all offence divisions except for Public order and security offences and Other offences. In the 12 months to March 2020, the number of recorded offences with an offence type of Property and deception offences increased by 8.6% (24,826 offences), Justice procedure offences increased by 4.5% (3,467 offences), while Public order and security offences decreased by 11.5% (4,048 offences).
In the five years to March 2020, the number of recorded offences for Justice procedures offences increased by 18.0% (12,168 offences) and Crimes against the person increased by 11.9% (8,824 offences).
Victorian offences recorded by offence category, 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, refer to this information when comparing data over time.
Police Assistance Line (PAL) and Online Reporting (OLR)
Victoria Police introduced the Police Assistance Line (PAL) and Online Reporting (OLR) service for non-urgent crimes state-wide on 1 July 2019 (a trial took place in a limited areas from 28 February 2019). This method of contacting police has been introduced to capture crimes that do not require an urgent response. The table below captures the number of offences recorded in LEAP through these new reporting channels.
For further information about the Police Assistance Line and online reporting is available in the Explanatory Notes .
Offences recorded via Police Assistance Line and Online Reporting^ by offence type by quarter.
^ Data reflects the offence type recorded after Victoria Police action and may not reflect the initial non-urgent offence types reported via Police Assistance Line and Online Reporting.
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