Latest crime statistics give unique insights into victims and alleged offenders

The Crime Statistics Agency has today released its recorded crime statistics for Victoria for the year ending 30 June 2016.

The statistics show the counts and demographic characteristics of unique people recorded by police as alleged offenders and victims.

Crime Statistics Agency Chief Statistician Fiona Dowsley said that while the number of unique victims has remained stable in the last 12 months, there was a drop in the number of victims under the age of 25.

`Over the last year we have seen a 4 per cent drop in the number of offenders under 25, with the greatest change seen amongst 15 to 19 year old offenders which dropped by 5 per cent’ Ms Dowsley said. 

Although the number of offenders under 25 decreased, these offenders were involved in more incidents on average compared to the rest of the offending population.

`Our statistics show that on average, offenders under 25 were involved in 2.4 incidents per offender compared to the overall average of 2.0 incidents per offender.’

Further information, including Local Government Area data, can be found in the latest crime statistics quarterly release, available to download from the CSA website:

http://www.crimestatistics.vic.gov.au/home/crime-statistics/latest-crime-data/