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Changes to the year ending June 2020 crime statistics

The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) is committed to continuous improvement and the production of high-quality statistics. As part of this commitment, the CSA constantly reviews its processes and data outputs. From 24 September 2020 there will be some changes made to the data released on the CSA website. These changes include the re-introduction of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status statistics, improvements to the way we count Alleged offender incidents and the incorporation of additional investigation status information in the way we derive outcomes.

Outcomes of the recent public consultation into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander crime data needs

The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) has finalised the community consultation about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander crime data needs with a focus on Victoria Police contact data.

Key Figures: Year ending March 2020

The number of criminal incidents recorded by Victoria Police in the year to 31 March 2020 was 409,841, up 6.1% from 386,411 incidents recorded in the same period last year.

Harm caused by crime

Release of the Harm caused by crime measure.

Media Release: Family violence related offences contribute to increases in Breaches of orders

The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) released the Victorian recorded crime statistics for the year ending 31 March 2020 today.

Media Release: Victoria Police respond to record numbers of family violence incidents across the state

The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) released the Victorian recorded crime statistics for the year ending 31 December 2019 today.

Key Figures: Year ending December 2019

The number of criminal incidents recorded by Victoria Police in the year to 31 December 2019 was 403,807, up 4.6% from 386,205 incidents recorded in the same period last year.

Histories of adolescent aggressors of family violence revealed in CSA research

Many adolescent aggressors of family violence were exposed to family violence as a child or young person, Crime Statistics Agency research released today shows.

Measure of Harm

The Crime Statistics Agency has developed a new draft measure of crime harm. Have your say! 

Changes to the year ending September 2019 crime statistics

From 19 December 2019 there will be some changes and improvements to the data released on the Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) website. These changes have included a reorganisation of where data are found on the CSA website and, more importantly, an increase in the amount of data that are available to the public.