This data has now been superseded and is for historical reference only. For the most accurate data, the Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) recommends the use of data from the most recent release. The CSA does not recommend the use of this data to make comparisons over time.
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The Victorian Government COVID-19 public 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). There were 37,505 breach of CHO Directions offences recorded in the 12 months to 31 December 2020, driving the significant increase in Public health and safety offences, here is a breakdown by offence code:
- 837AP - REFUS/FAIL COMPLY DIR/REQ AUTH OFF (IND) – 32,619 offences
- 837AQ - REFUS/FAIL COMPLY DIR/REQ AUTH OFF (B/C) – 83 offences
- 837AR - REF/FAIL COMPLY DIR/REQ WEAR FACE COVER – 4,163 offences
- 837AT - REF/FAIL COMPLY REQ SELF-ISO/QUARANTINE – 40 offences
- 837AV - LEAVE RESTRICTED AREA W/O VALID REAS/EXC – 333 offences
- 837AW - REF/FAIL COMPLY REQ-PRIV/PUB GATHERINGS – 265 offences
- 837AX - REFUSE/FAIL COMPLY DIRECTN/REQ AUTH OFF – 2 offences.
For more information about the impacts of COVID-19 on crime to end of December 2020 please see the CSA paper Police-recorded crime trends in Victoria during the COVID-19 pandemic: update to the end of December 2020.
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