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 .
Key movements in the number and rate of victim reports
Victorian people victim reports and rate per 100,000 population, 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 216,906 person victim reports recorded in the last 12 months, 149,986 (69.1%) had a principal offence of Property and deception offences, 66,755 reports (30.8%) were Crimes against the person and the remaining 165 victim reports were Other offences. The number of victim reports with a principal offence of Crimes against the person increased 7.1% (4,446 victims) in the five years from the year ending September 2016 but decreased 0.8% (529 victims) in the last 12 months. The number of victim reports with a principal offence of Property and deception offences decreased 4.9% (7,745 victims) in the last 12 months and in the five years from the year ending September 2016 there was a decrease of 17.3% (31,312 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 , refer to this information when comparing data over time.
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