Statistics from September 2011 to September 2012 released by Victoria Police:

  1. Crime rate up by 5.9%.
  2. Number of offences up by 27,516 to 395,406 offences, 7.5% increase. 3.
  3. Crime against a person up by 11.3%, with assaults up by 14.2%.4.
  4. Crime against property up by 1.7%, with motor vehicles thefts up by 7.6 and theft from motor vehicles up by 4.7%.5.
  5. Drug offences up by 20.7%.6.
  6. Other crimes, including public behaviour and justice procedure offences, up by 18.3%.7.
  7. Family violence related crime up by 37%.

What is of significant concern is the large increase in crimes against people and family violence.

For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to

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