Victim Reports

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. For more information about counting rules, please refer to the Explanatory Notes (External link).

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 latest crime data by area. 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 230,371 person victim reports recorded in the last 12 months, 162,564 (70.6%) had a principal offence of Property and deception offences, 67,635 reports (29.4%) were Crimes against the person and the remaining 172 victim reports were Other offences. The number of victim reports with a principal offence of Crimes against the person increased 11.7% (7,106 victims) in the five years from the year ending June 2016 and 2.2% (1,430 victims) in the last 12 months. While the number of victim reports with a principal offence of Property and deception offences increased 7.0% (10,612 victims) in the last 12 months, in the five years from the year ending June 2016 there was a decrease of 6.7% (11,627 victims).

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