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Media Release: 1 in 5 criminal offences in Victoria were family violence-related in the year ending 31 March 2021

The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) released the Victorian recorded crime statistics for the year ending 31 March 2021 today.

Key Figures: Year ending March 2021

The number of criminal incidents recorded by Victoria Police in the year to 31 March 2021 was 387,793, down 5.1% from 408,423 incidents recorded in the same period last year.

Spotlight: Long-term trends in Property and deception crimes in Victoria

In the last 16 years, Victorian crime statistics show an overall increasing trend for all offences, however the proportion of Property and deception-related offences has decreased.

Crime Statistics Agency releases update to COVID-19 Family Violence Data Portal

Update to COVID-19 Family Violence Data Portal shows family violence incidents and service use trends to 31 December 2020

New additions: COVID-19 Family Violence Data Portal

Data from 1800RESPECT and VCAT added to the COVID-19 Family Violence Data Portal

Media Release: Decreases in high volume property offences offset by the introduction of COVID-19 related offences

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

Key Figures: Year ending December 2020

The number of criminal incidents recorded by Victoria Police in the year to 31 December 2020 was 403,689, up 0.3% from 402,318 incidents recorded in the same period last year.

Police-recorded crime trends in Victoria during the COVID-19 pandemic: update to end of December

The Crime Statistics Agency has released updated research to end of December 2020 on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on crime.

New research provides first look at data on children who have witnessed family violence

Crime Statistics Agency research provides a first look into data collected by Victoria Police about children who have witnessed or been exposed to family violence.

Crime Statistics Agency releases update to COVID-19 Family Violence Data Portal

Update to COVID-19 Family Violence Data Portal shows family violence incidents and service use trends to 30 September 2020