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Key Figures: Year ending 30 June 2018

The number of criminal incidents recorded by police in the year to 30 June 2018 was 383,100. This is down 5.6% from 405,976 incidents recorded in the same period last year.

What is Country of birth information in police recorded crime statistics and what can it tell you?

Country of birth data comes from a question Victoria Police can ask alleged offenders and victims of crime and record on the LEAP system. The CSA obtains this information from Victoria Police and can then use it to produce statistics for the state of Victoria.

New CSA research on adolescent sibling violence in Victoria

The Crime Statistics Agency has today released an 'In Fact' research paper entitled "Adolescent sibling violence in Victoria".

Key figures: Year ending 31 March 2018

The number of criminal incidents recorded by police in the year to 31 March 2018 was 380,150. This is down 8.8% from 416,925 incidents recorded in the same period last year.

Spotlight: Offence types – Differences between Recorded Offences and Criminal Incidents

The latest spotlight released by the Crime Statistics Agency shows the method used to determine the principal offence type for a criminal incident, and how this impacts on counts by offence type of criminal incidents and recorded offences.

New CSA research finds chronic offenders responsible for large proportion of crime in Victoria

The Crime Statistics Agency has today released an 'In Fact' research paper on reoffending in Victoria, entitled "Characteristics of chronic offenders in Victoria".

Key figures: Year ending 31 December 2017

The number of criminal incidents recorded by police in the year to 31 December 2017 was 380,066. This is down 9.6% from 420,219 incidents recorded in the same period last year.

Spotlight: Assault and related offences

Latest statistics released by the Crime Statistics Agency show that recorded criminal incidents and offences have remained steady for Assault and related offences across Victoria over the 12 months to December 2017.

Correction of country of birth data incorrectly reported and attributed to the Crime Statistics Agency

A number of journalists and media outlets have been reporting a figure in recent weeks that has been attributed to the Crime Statistics Agency, which we have discovered is incorrect.

Key Figures: Year ending 30 September 2017

The number of criminal incidents recorded by police in the year to 30 September 2017 was 391,153. This is down 4.8% from 411,056 incidents recorded in the same period last year.