Harm and crime

The Harm caused by crime measure reorganises the person based victim reports by principal offence type into an alternate view that is categorised by a high, medium of low harm classification. Not all offence types included in the CSA offence classification are included in the Harm caused by crime measure. The harm caused measure is designed to allow the user to explore offence types and the different harm classifications at the state and local government area levels. For more information on the data contained within the harm caused by crime visualisations please see the supporting Explanatory notes and News item.

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. Below highlights substantial changes that should be considered when analysing the data.

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 use of offence 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.

Downloadable excel files are available on the Download data webpage.

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Harm Caused by Crime - Data Visualisation

To see more information about an LGA just hover or click your mouse pointer over the dot. In this visualisation each LGA is represented by three dots, the red represents high harm caused, orange represents medium harm and low harm is represented by green. Dots located in the top half of the visualisation have recorded a higher volume while dots located further to the right of the visualisation represent a higher proportion of that category in that LGA. 

To get to the next visualisation you can either click on the dot you are interested in and then click on the ‘view additional data’ link or scroll across to the next visualisation on the web page and select the LGA you would like from the drop down box in the top right hand corner. The second visualisation allows you to select an individual LGA and get the key data for each harm category.

 

Harm Caused by Crime - Tabular Visualisation

Downloadable excel files are available on the Download data webpage.

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For more information on the data contained within the harm caused by crime visualisations please see the supporting Explanatory notes and News item.