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Crime Stats North East

Crime Stats North East

Image: Macquarie Media

Family Violence Numbers Have Risen

The Crime Statistics Agency released the latest report for crime throughout Victoria.

In Wangaratta, there has been 180 breach of family violence orders, and crime is up 6.3% compared to last year.

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Detective Senior Sergeant Damien Peppler from Wangaratta Police Station says in the last month, there has been a steady turnover.

The Operation Ribbon continues, which means police will be actively visiting homes where there are reports of potential domestic violence matters.

In Wodonga, crime has increased by 15% and in Benalla crime has increased by 3.5%.

RADIOMEDIA · FAMILY VIOLENCE - WANG POLICE

State wide figures

1. 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.
2. The number of offences recorded by Victoria Police in the year to 30 June 2020 was 544,237. This is up 6.0% from 513,578 offences recorded in the same period last year.
3. Alleged offender incidents increased 12.5% to 180,458 in the year to 30 June 2020, up from 160,381.
4. Unique alleged offenders (including organisations) increased 7.4% to 87,362 in the year to 30 June 2020, up from 81,355.
5. Victim reports increased in the year to 30 June 2020 by 5.3% (15,838) to 316,186 victim reports.
6. Unique victims (including organisations) increased in the year to 30 June 2020 by 6.4% (14,390) to 239,762 victims.
7. Family incidents increased in the year to 30 June 2020, up 6.7% from 82,651 to 88,214.
8. Alleged offender incidents with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status increased 11.9% to 13,851 in the year ending June 2020, up from 12,376.
9. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status of those involved in Family incident increased for both Affected family members (up 2.8% to 4,456) and Other parties (up 4.3% to 5,421).

Crime category trends

For the year ending June 2020, the offence subdivisions that showed significant upward trends in the last 24 months were:

Criminal Incidents

-Theft
-Cultivate or manufacture drugs
-Breaches of orders

Recorded Offences

-Theft
-Drug use and possession
-Breaches of orders
-Miscellaneous offences

All other major offence categories did not show a significant upward trend over the last 24 months.

For the year ending June 2020, the offence subdivisions that showed a significant downward trend in the last 24 months were:

Criminal Incidents

-Disorderly and offensive conduct
-Recorded Offences

-Disorderly and offensive conduct

All other major offence categories did not show a significant downward trend over the last 24 months.

Local Government Area level figures

Criminal Incidents

The five Local Government Areas with the highest criminal incident rates in the year ending June 2020 were:

1. Melbourne (14,082.7 incidents per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 3.6%)

2. Latrobe (13,290.6 incidents per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 2.2%)

3. Yarra (11,116.3 incidents per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 2.7 %)

4. Mildura (9,866.5 incidents per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 2.9%)

5. Greater Shepparton (9,488.4 incidents per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 1.8%).

Recorded Offences

The five Local Government Areas with the highest recorded offence rates in the year ending June 2020 were:

1. Melbourne (19,054.4 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 0.4%)

2. Latrobe (18,079.2 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 4.2%)

3. Yarra (13,715.5 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 5.6%)

4. Mildura (13,398.2 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, up 3.7%)

5. Greater Shepparton (13,223.9 offences per 100,000 estimated resident population, down 0.2%).

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