Key Figures: Year ending 30 June 2018

CSA FACT SHEET: RECORDED CRIME STATISTICS – YEAR ENDING 30 June 2018

 

State wide figures

  • 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.
  • The number of offences recorded by police in the year to 30 June 2018 was 506,862. This is down 4.9% from 532,893 offences recorded in the same period last year.
  • Alleged offender incidents increased 1.0% to 174,793 in the year to June 2018, up from 173,050.
  • Unique alleged offenders increased by 2.7% (2,142) to 82,211 in the year ending June 2018.
  • Victim reports decreased in the year to 30 June 2018 by 7.4% (24,015) to 298,501 victim reports.
  • In the year ending 30 June 2018 unique victims decreased by 7.1% to 228,331 from 245,801 in the previous year.
  • Family incidents decreased in the year to 30 June 2018, down 0.5% from 76,494 to 76,124.

 

Local Government Area level figures

 

The five Local Government Areas with the highest criminal incident rates were:

Criminal Incidents

  1. Melbourne (15,949.9 incidents per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 5.8%)
  2. Latrobe (12,896.1 incidents per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 3.5%)
  3. Yarra (11,119.2 incidents per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 8%)
  4. Mildura (9,222.0 incidents per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 1.4%)
  5. Greater Shepparton (9,111.8 incidents per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 3.1%)

 

The five Local Government Areas with the highest recorded offence rates were:

Recorded Offences

  1. Melbourne (21,648.6 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 6.5%)
  2. Latrobe (18,540.6 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 0.7%)
  3. Yarra (14,044.0 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 0.7%)
  4. Greater Shepparton (12,596.6 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 0.9%)
  5. Horsham (12,466.0 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 4.1%)

 

 

Crime category trends

From July 2017 to June 2018, the major offence categories that showed significant upward trends were:

 

From July 2017 to June 2018, the following offence subdivisions showed a significant downward trend:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For explanatory information and definitions for the latest release, see the explanatory notes (External link) and glossary (External link)
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