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Offending behaviour of young people revealed in new Crime Statistics Agency research

The Crime Statistics Agency has today released two 'In Fact' papers on youth offending in Victoria, entitled:
Co-offending among young Victorian offenders in 2016; and
Are more first-time young offenders being recorded for serious crimes than in the past?

Latest crime statistics show the number of family incidents stabilising

The Crime Statistics Agency has today released its recorded crime statistics for Victoria for the year ending 31 March 2017.

Key Figures: Year ending 31 March 2017

The number of offences recorded by police in the year to 31 March 2017 was 543,391. This is up 4% from 522,677 offences recorded in the same period last year.

Crime Statistics Agency releases 2015-16 Victorian Family Violence Database

The Crime Statistics Agency has today released key family violence measures from the 2015-16 Victorian Family Violence Database.

Key Figures: Year ending 31 December 2016

The number of offences recorded by police in the year to 31 December 2016 was 552,005. This is up 10.2% from 500,971 offences recorded in the same period last year.

Sexual offences in Victoria

Latest statistics released by the Crime Statistics Agency show that there has been an upward trend in sexual offences that have been recorded across Victoria in the past five years.

Adult offenders drive increases in recorded crime in past 12 months

The Crime Statistics Agency has today released its recorded crime statistics for Victoria for the year ending 30 September 2016.

Arson Offences in Victoria

Latest statistics released by the Crime Statistics Agency show that arson offences have caused over $119 million in damage in the past five years, with over $19.5 million in damage recorded in the last 12 months.

Key figures: Year to 30 September 2016

The number of offences recorded by police in the year to 30 September 2016 was 543,315. This is up 11.6% from 487,017 offences recorded in the same period last year.

Research paper released: Family violence, alcohol consumption and the likelihood of criminal offences

The Crime Statistics Agency has today released research exploring the involvement of alcohol in family violence incidents recorded by Victoria Police.