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Adult offenders drive increases in recorded crime in past 12 months

The Crime Statistics Agency has today released its recorded crime statistics for Victoria for the year ending 30 September 2016.

Arson Offences in Victoria

Latest statistics released by the Crime Statistics Agency show that arson offences have caused over $119 million in damage in the past five years, with over $19.5 million in damage recorded in the last 12 months.

Key figures: Year to 30 September 2016

The number of offences recorded by police in the year to 30 September 2016 was 543,315. This is up 11.6% from 487,017 offences recorded in the same period last year.

Research paper released: Family violence, alcohol consumption and the likelihood of criminal offences

The Crime Statistics Agency has today released research exploring the involvement of alcohol in family violence incidents recorded by Victoria Police.

Latest crime statistics give unique insights into victims and alleged offenders

The Crime Statistics Agency has today released its recorded crime statistics for Victoria for the year ending 30 June 2016.

Key figures: Year to 30 June 2016

The number of offences recorded by police in the year to 30 June 2016 was 535,826. This is up 13.4% from 472,611 offences recorded in the same period last year.

Outcomes of recent public consultation: proposed methods to improve Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recorded crime statistics

The Crime Statistics Agency has undertaken a quality assurance review of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-identification in our recorded crime dataset, as recorded by Victoria Police. These data have high proportions of missing or unknown values in their raw form and are not of sufficient quality for general use.

New research reveals patterns of offending frequency for offenders aged 10 to 17.

The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) has published a new research paper today which reveals patterns of youth offending between the ages of 10 and 17

What outcomes do police record for young alleged offenders in Victoria?

Today the Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) released its second fact sheet on youth crime for the week, which explores the police recorded outcomes or actions police took in response to alleged youth offending over the past 12 months.

New fact sheet released: changes in youth crime over the past decade

A new fact sheet released by the Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) today reveals that young Victorians account for less of all crime recorded in Victoria than they did ten years ago.