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Crime Statistics Agency releases new Research Agenda

The Crime Statistics Agency has today released its new Research Agenda, outlining priority research topics for 2019-21.

Key Figures: Year ending 31 March 2019

In the last 12 months the number of criminal incidents recorded increased by 2.0% or 7,761 incidents to 387,157 incidents. While the rate remained stable at 5,869.9 per 100,000 population, it is the lowest criminal incident rate since the year ending March 2015.

Media Release: Why is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander data not available online?

Summary of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander data quality and how to access this information.

Spotlight: Youth Offending in Victoria

In the year ending March 2019 Victoria had the lowest number of youth alleged offender incidents (10–17 years) and rate per 100,000 Victorians in 10 years.

Media Release: Highest offender rates and lowest victim report rates since July 2004

The Crime Statistics Agency has today released the Victorian recorded crime statistics for the year ending 31 March 2019.

Key Figures: Year ending 31 December 2018

The number of criminal incidents recorded by Victoria Police in the year to 31 December 2018 was 386,938. This is up 2.0% from 379,491 incidents recorded in the same period last year.

Spotlight: Burglary/Break and Enter Offences Recorded in Victoria

The year ending December 2018 saw the lowest number of Burglary/break and enter offences recorded since July 2004.

Media release: Victimisation rates lowest in over a decade

The Crime Statistics Agency has today released the Victorian recorded crime statistics for the year ending 31 December 2018.

Spotlight: Breaches of orders - The Impact of Legislative Changes

Legislative changes have led to increases in Breaches of orders offences recorded in the 10 year period ending September 2018. The effect of these changes on the statistical trends observed for this category will be explored in the latest spotlight.

Media Release: Recorded offences and Criminal incidents continue to decline

The Crime Statistics Agency has today released the Victorian recorded crime statistics for the year ending 30 September 2018.