Recorded Offences

Recorded offences include any criminal act or omission by a person or organisation for which a penalty could be imposed by the Victorian legal system. 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.


Key movements in the number and rate of offences recorded


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 latest crime data by area. Data for these visualisations are available via the Download data button on the latest crime data 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.


Crime Statistics Agency, 2021
Crime Statistics Agency, 2021
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