State wide figures
- 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.
- Family incidents decreased in the year to 30 June 2017, down 1.9% from 78,006 to 76,500.
- There were 178,935 offender incidents recorded, up 6.4% from 168,103 in the year to June 2016.
- Victim reports increased in the year to 30 June 2017 by 0.7% to 323,576 victim reports.
From July 2015 to June 2017, the major offence categories that showed significant upward trends were:
- Robbery (up 10.6% from 2,887 to 3,192)
- Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people (up 14.4% from 5,319 to 6,087)
- Transport regulation offences (up 37.3% from 611 to 839)
From July 2015 to June 2017, one offence subdivision showed a significant downward trend:
- Drug dealing and trafficking (down 14.6% from 5,208 to 4,450)
Local Government Area level figures
The five Local Government Areas with the highest offence rates were:
- Melbourne (25,412.3 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 4.4%)
- Latrobe (18,883.9 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 0.8%)
- Yarra (14,146.4 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 6.7%)
- Greater Shepparton (12,964.0 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 2.3%)
- Horsham (12,933.2 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 11.5%)
- The number of victims recorded by police in 2016–17 was 246,166. This is up 0.2 per cent compared to 2015–16.
- Of the 246,166 victims, 202,912 were person victims and 43,254 were organisations.
- Males made up 56.2 per cent of all person victims, with female victims comprising 42.9 per cent.
- The age group with the highest proportion of victims was 25–29 year olds, who made up 12.6 per cent of all person victims.
- Unique victims aged 65 years and over made up 7.6 per cent of all victims in 2016–17.
- 91.8 per cent of all person victims made only one report to police in 2016–17.
Unique alleged offenders
- There were 82,486 alleged offenders recorded by police in 2016–17, up 4.2 per cent compared to 2015–16.
- Of the 82,486 alleged offenders, 77.1 per cent (63,627) were males and 22.5 per cent (18,581) were females.
- The age group with the highest proportion of alleged offenders was 20–24 year olds, who made up 15.6 per cent of all person offenders.
- More than half (55.6 per cent) of all person offenders were between 15 and 34 years of age.
- 66.4 per cent of all alleged offenders were involved in one incident in 2016–17.
- The average number of incidents per offender in 2016–17 was 2.1 incidents per offender.
For a detailed breakdown of the data, click to view the crime statistics annual release
For a breakdown of offences at the LGA level, click to access the CSA crime by location tool