Key Figures: Year ending June 2020

State wide figures

  • The number of criminal incidents recorded by Victoria Police in the year to 30 June 2020 was 407,768, up 5.6% from 385,963 incidents recorded in the same period last year. 
  • The number of offences recorded by Victoria Police in the year to 30 June 2020 was 544,237. This is up 6.0% from 513,578 offences recorded in the same period last year.
  • Alleged offender incidents increased 12.5% to 180,458 in the year to 30 June 2020, up from 160,381.
  • Unique alleged offenders (including organisations) increased 7.4% to 87,362 in the year to 30 June 2020, up from 81,355. 
  • Victim reports increased in the year to 30 June 2020 by 5.3% (15,838) to 316,186 victim reports.
  • Unique victims (including organisations) increased in the year to 30 June 2020 by 6.4% (14,390) to 239,762 victims.
  • Family incidents increased in the year to 30 June 2020, up 6.7% from 82,651 to 88,214.
  • Alleged offender incidents with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status increased 11.9% to 13,851 in the year ending June 2020, up from 12,376.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status of those involved in Family incident increased for both Affected family members (up 2.8% to 4,456) and Other parties (up 4.3% to 5,421).

 

Local Government Area level figures

Criminal Incidents

The five Local Government Areas with the highest criminal incident rates in the year ending June 2020 were:

  • Melbourne (14,082.7 incidents per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 3.6%)
  • Latrobe (13,290.6 incidents per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 2.2%)
  • Yarra (11,116.3 incidents per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 2.7%)
  • Mildura (9,866.5 incidents per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 2.9%)
  • Greater Shepparton (9,488.4 incidents per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 1.8%)

 

Recorded Offences

The five Local Government Areas with the highest recorded offence rates in the year ending June 2020 were:

  • Melbourne (19,054.4 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 0.4%)
  • Latrobe (18,079.2 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 4.2%)
  • Yarra (13,715.5 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 5.6%)
  • Mildura (13,398.2 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 3.7%)
  • Greater Shepparton (13,223.9 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 0.2%)

 

Crime category trends 

For the year ending June 2020, the offence subdivisions that showed significant upward trends in the last 24 months were:
 

Criminal Incidents Recorded Offences
  • Theft
  • Theft
  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs
  • Drug use and possession
  • Breaches of orders
  • Breaches of orders
 
  • Miscellaneous offences

 

All other major offence categories did not show a significant upward trend over the last 24 months.

For the year ending June 2020, the offence subdivisions that showed a significant downward trend in the last 24 months were:

 

Criminal Incidents Recorded Offences
  • Disorderly and offensive conduct
  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

 

All other major offence categories did not show a significant downward trend over the last 24 months.

For a detailed breakdown of the data go to the (External link)latest crime data webpage and for explanatory information and definitions, see the Explanatory Notes (External link) and Glossary (External link).