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Media Release: Increases in Steal from a motor vehicle and Public health and safety offences contribute to increases in key crime measures over the last 12 months

The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) released the Victorian recorded crime statistics for the year ending 30 June 2020 today.

Key Figures: Year ending June 2020

The number of criminal incidents recorded by Victoria Police in the year to 30 June 2020 was 407,768, up 5.6% from 385,963 incidents recorded in the same period last year.

Police-recorded crime trends in Victoria during the COVID-19 pandemic

This paper examines trends in criminal offences and family violence incidents to 30 June 2020, focusing on comparing the period from 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020 with the same period in 2019.

The re-release of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alleged offender data and the release of Family incident data

The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) is committed to working with community to support improved Aboriginal justice outcomes through the availability of statistics. The CSA has consulted with stakeholders and the community about the changes we have made and the resulting new data outputs. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status data available on the website from 24 September includes the re-release of Alleged offender statistics and for the first time we are releasing Family incident statistics.

Changes to the year ending June 2020 crime statistics

The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) is committed to continuous improvement and the production of high-quality statistics. As part of this commitment, the CSA constantly reviews its processes and data outputs. From 24 September 2020 there will be some changes made to the data released on the CSA website. These changes include the re-introduction of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status statistics, improvements to the way we count Alleged offender incidents and the incorporation of additional investigation status information in the way we derive outcomes.

Outcomes of the recent public consultation into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander crime data needs

The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) has finalised the community consultation about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander crime data needs with a focus on Victoria Police contact data.

Key Figures: Year ending March 2020

The number of criminal incidents recorded by Victoria Police in the year to 31 March 2020 was 409,841, up 6.1% from 386,411 incidents recorded in the same period last year.

Media Release: Family violence related offences contribute to increases in Breaches of orders

The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) released the Victorian recorded crime statistics for the year ending 31 March 2020 today.

Harm caused by crime

Release of the Harm caused by crime measure.

Family Incidents webpage issue identified on 27 March 2020

The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) identified an issue with the Family incidents webpage - the most recent CSA data was not being displayed - please ensure that you have accessed year ending December 2019 data.