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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.

Media Release: Latest crime statistics show a decrease in recorded offences, incidents, victim reports and family incidents

The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) has today released its recorded crime statistics for Victoria for the year ending 30 September 2017. For the first time this release includes a new measure, recorded criminal incidents, that better reflects the number of criminal events committed in Victoria.

Information about the new incident-based statistics that will be released on 14 December 2017

The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) continues to improve and extend the range of information that is available about recorded crime in Victoria.

Crime Statistics Agency releases 2016-17 Victorian Family Violence Database

The Crime Statistics Agency has today released key family violence measures from the 2016-17 Victorian Family Violence Database.

Changes in the 2016-17 crime statistics release

We have made a number of changes and enhancements to the way we are producing our statistics in this release.

Media Release: Latest crime statistics show stabilisation in victimisation and family incidents

The Crime Statistics Agency has today released its recorded crime statistics for Victoria for the year ending 30 June 2017.

Key Figures: Year ending 30 June 2017

The number of offences recorded by police in the year to 30 June 2017 was 533,194. This is down 0.6% from 536,287 offences recorded in the same period last year.

New Crime Statistics Agency research finds cautioned youth less likely to reoffend

The Crime Statistics Agency has today released an 'In Brief' research paper on the use of police cautions for youth in Victoria, entitled "The Cautious Approach: Police cautions and the impact on youth reoffending".