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Key Figures: Year ending 30 September 2018

The number of criminal incidents recorded by police in the year to 30 September 2018 was 384,183. This is down 1.6% from 390,571 incidents recorded in the same period last year.

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.

Crime Statistics Agency releases 2017-18 Victorian Family Violence Database

The Crime Statistics Agency has today released key family violence measures from the 2017-18 Victorian Family Violence Database

Coding amendment - drug type by drug offence

The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) has identified an issue with the coding of drug type for offence type C10 Drug dealing and trafficking in the Recorded Offences data visualisation published on 20 September 2018

New CSA research on crimes against older people in Victoria

The Crime Statistics Agency has today released an 'In Fact' research paper entitled "Crimes against older people in Victoria".

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".

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.

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.