1. Crime rate across Victoria increased by 3.7%
2. Total number of offences up by 5.7%
3. Crime rate against the person up by 0.2%
4. Non rape sex crimes up 7.5%
5. Rape up 1.8%
6. Abduction/kidnapping down 10.5%
7. Robberies down 10.25%
8. Homicide down 6.9%
9. Assault down 0.2%
10. Crime against property up by 0.7%
11. Drug offences up by 6.5%
12. Other crime such as intervention order breaches and harassment up by 18.6%
13. Family violence incidents up by 5.7%
14. Family violence-related assaults up 6.2 per cent%

Police Chief Commissioner, Mr Lay, said it was time for police to re-evaluate how crime should be policed in Victoria.

Victims of crime for support and advice call 1800 000 055 or (03) 9415 9492 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au or email: support@victimsofcrime.com.au

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