- The number of victims recorded by police in 2014-15 was 220,088. This is down 0.2 per cent compared to 2013-14 but stable.
- Of the 220,088 victims, 180,960 were person victims and 39,128 were organisations.
- Males made up 55.7 per cent of all person victims, with female victims comprising 43.4 per cent.
- The age group with the highest proportion of victims was 25-29 year olds, who made up 12.9 per cent of all person victims.
- Unique victims aged 65 years and over made up 7.3 per cent of all victims in 2014-15
- 92 per cent of all person victims made only one report to police in 2014-15.
Unique alleged offenders
- 82,280 people were recorded as alleged offenders by police in 2014-15, up 1.8 per cent compared to 2013-14.
- Of the 82,280 alleged offenders, 78 per cent (64,164) were males and 22 per cent (17,797) were females.
- The age group with the highest proportion of alleged offenders was 20'24 year olds, who made up 17.9 per cent of all offenders.
- More than half (57.9 per cent) of all offenders were between 15 and 35 years of age.
- 68.9 per cent of all alleged offenders were involved in one incident in 2014-15.
- The average number of incidents per offender in 2014-15 was 1.9 incidents per offender.
State wide figures
- The number of offences recorded by police in the year to 30 June 2015 was 469,830. This is up 4.6% from 449,307 offences recorded in the same period last year.
- Family incidents increased in the year to 30 June 2015, up 8.8% from 65,180 to 70,906.
- There were 164,133 offender incidents recorded in the year to 30 June 2015, up 7.9% from 152,148 in the year to June 2014.
- Victim reports decreased by 0.6% in year ending June 2015 to 282,136 victim reports.
Between year ending June 2015 and 2014, the major offence categories that showed a significant upward trend were:
- Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour (up 12.9% from 10,773 to 12,162)
- Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people (up 4.6% from 4,203 to 4,395)
- Drug dealing and trafficking (up 20.2% from 4,115 to 4,947)
- Drug use and possession (up 22.0% from 17,963 to 21,919)
- Weapons and explosives offences (up 12.0% from 12,859 to 14,404)
- Breaches of orders (up 39.4% from 36,496 to 50,888)
The major offence categories that showed a significant downward trend were:
- Disorderly and offensive conduct (down 9.9% from 21,416 to 19,306)
- Other government regulatory offences (down 40.3% from 1,108 to 662)
No other offence category showed a statistically significant trend.
Local Government Area level figures
The five Local Government Areas with the highest offence rates were:
- Melbourne (25,985.5 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 0.7%)
- Latrobe (17,398.0 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 20.1%)
- Yarra (14,243.1 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 0.2%)
- Horsham (14,181.0 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 37.4%)
- Greater Shepparton (11,437.2 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 4.8%)
For a detailed breakdown of the data, click to view the crime statistics quarterly release
For a breakdown of offences at the LGA level, click to access the CSA crime by location tool