Alleged Offender Incidents

An alleged offender incident is an event involving one or more offences where a person, business or organisation has been linked as an alleged offender. For more information about counting rules, please refer to the Explanatory Notes (External link).

Since early 2020 Victoria has been responding to the global COVID-19 pandemic through a range of health responses that have included periods of restrictions on people’s movements and daily activities. The health response was supported by the introduction of new COVID-19-related offences codes relating to breaches of Chief Health Officer (CHO) Directions the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (External link). The restrictions on movement and introduction of breaches of CHO directions had a flow on effect for Victorian recorded crime, and this differed by crime type. For more information about the impacts of COVID-19 on crime please see the CSA paper Police-recorded crime trends in Victoria during the COVID-19 pandemic: update to the end of December 2020 (External link).

 

Key movements in the number and rate of alleged offender incidents

 

Alleged Offender Incidents - Tabular Visualisation

The alleged offender incidents data visualisation contains the number and rate of alleged offender incidents recorded in Victoria, and demographic characteristics of alleged offenders. You can also view crime data by local government area in the latest crime data by area (External link). Data for these visualisations are available via the Download data button on the latest crime data (External link) webpage.

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, 2021
Publisher
Crime Statistics Agency, 2021
Date of Publication