Victoria Police recorded 391,325 offences in 2011 to 2012, an increase of 8.2% from the previous year.

Of the 391,325 offences 168,200 were cleared within the same financial year, a clearance rate of 51.7%.

Victoria Police processed 178,897 alleged offenders 10.6% more than the previous year.

208,100 persons were recorded as victims of crime, an increase of 6.2% from the previous year.

Of these, 46,807 were victims of crime against the person, an increase of 14.1% on the previous year.

The number of crimes against the person recorded was 54,454 offences, an increase of 11.8% on the previous year.

The number of family violence related offences during 2011 – 2012 increased by 39.9%.

All categories of crime against the person, except for robbery, have increased between 2011/2012 from the previous year.

Homicide offences increased by 14.6% to 140.

There were 2,044 rape offences, an increase of 11.8%, with female victims accounting for 88.7% of rape victims.

Sex (non-rape) offences also increased by 4.7, with female victims accounting for 79.5% of sex (non-rape) offence victims.

Robbery decreased by 2.0% to 3,286, but armed robberies which accounted for 48.6% or 1,597 of offences, increased by 3.9% with the most common weapon used during an armed robbery being a knife on 50.7% of offences and with firearms being used 17.0% of the time, an increase of 10.1%.

Physical Assault offences increased by 14.0%, with the most common type of location where assaults occurred was in residential locations, which increased by 27.8%.

51.8% of physical assault victims were male, with the number of female victims increasing by 24.2%.

50,382 incidents family violence were reported, an increase of 23.4% from the previous year.

If you have been the victim of a physical assault, a sexual assault, an armed robbery, an indecent assault, a violent robbery, a Road Rage, an aggravated burglary, indecent exposure, armed robbery or other similar serious crime contact Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria for free, prompt and professional assistance, advice and support on 1800 000 055 or complete our enquiry form at

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