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Key figures: Year ending 31 March 2018

The number of criminal incidents recorded by police in the year to 31 March 2018 was 380,150. This is down 8.8% from 416,925 incidents recorded in the same period last year.

Spotlight: Offence types – Differences between Recorded Offences and Criminal Incidents

The latest spotlight released by the Crime Statistics Agency shows the method used to determine the principal offence type for a criminal incident, and how this impacts on counts by offence type of criminal incidents and recorded offences.

New CSA research finds chronic offenders responsible for large proportion of crime in Victoria

The Crime Statistics Agency has today released an 'In Fact' research paper on reoffending in Victoria, entitled "Characteristics of chronic offenders in Victoria".

Key figures: Year ending 31 December 2017

The number of criminal incidents recorded by police in the year to 31 December 2017 was 380,066. This is down 9.6% from 420,219 incidents recorded in the same period last year.

Spotlight: Assault and related offences

Latest statistics released by the Crime Statistics Agency show that recorded criminal incidents and offences have remained steady for Assault and related offences across Victoria over the 12 months to December 2017.

Correction of country of birth data incorrectly reported and attributed to the Crime Statistics Agency

A number of journalists and media outlets have been reporting a figure in recent weeks that has been attributed to the Crime Statistics Agency, which we have discovered is incorrect.

Key Figures: Year ending 30 September 2017

The number of criminal incidents recorded by police in the year to 30 September 2017 was 391,153. This is down 4.8% from 411,056 incidents recorded in the same period last year.

Media Release: Latest crime statistics show a decrease in recorded offences, incidents, victim reports and family incidents

The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) has today released its recorded crime statistics for Victoria for the year ending 30 September 2017. For the first time this release includes a new measure, recorded criminal incidents, that better reflects the number of criminal events committed in Victoria.

Information about the new incident-based statistics that will be released on 14 December 2017

The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) continues to improve and extend the range of information that is available about recorded crime in Victoria.

Crime Statistics Agency releases 2016-17 Victorian Family Violence Database

The Crime Statistics Agency has today released key family violence measures from the 2016-17 Victorian Family Violence Database.