Key Figures: Year ending March 2020

State wide figures

  • 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. 
  • The number of offences recorded by Victoria Police in the year to 31 March 2020 was 542,626. This is up 5.3% from 515,531 offences recorded in the same period last year.
  • Alleged offender incidents increased 3.5% to 177,882 in the year to 31 March 2020, up from 171,923.
  • Victim reports increased in the year to 31 March 2020 by 8.9% (26,597) to 326,403 victim reports.
  • Family incidents increased in the year to 31 March 2020, up 5.8% from 81,243 to 85,923.

 

Local Government Area level figures

Criminal Incidents

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

  • Melbourne (14,368.5 incidents per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 3.2%)
  • Latrobe (13,303.8 incidents per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 1.1%)
  • Yarra (11,102.7 incidents per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 0.8%)
  • Mildura (9,964.7 incidents per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 1.1%)
  • Greater Shepparton (9,567.7 incidents per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 2.1%)

 

Recorded Offences

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

  • Melbourne (19,346.6 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 2.7%)
  • Latrobe (18,308.4 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 5.4%)
  • Yarra (13,606.0 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 2.7%)
  • Mildura (13,333.9 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 0.9%)
  • Greater Shepparton (13,028.0 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 3.1%)

 

Crime category trends 

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

Criminal Incidents Recorded Offences
  • Assault and related offences
  • Assault and related offences
  • Robbery
  • Robbery
  • Stalking, harassment & threatening behaviour
  • Stalking, harassment & threatening behaviour
  • Property damage
  • Property damage
  • Burglary/break and enter
  • Burglary/break and enter
  • Theft
  • Theft
 
  • Breaches of orders

 

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

For the year ending March 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).