In 2016-17, the City of Boroondara’s offence rate for most offence types was low compared to Victoria and the Eastern Metropolitan Region (Table 1).

Out of Victoria's 79 Local Government Areas,  in 2016-17 the City of Boroondara was ranked:

  • 79 of 79 for the rate violent crimes 
  • 66 of 79 for the rate of drug crimes
  • 54 of 79 for the rate of crimes against property.

Note: the Local Government Area ranked '1' has the highest crime rate

Regions with larger populations are likely to experience higher volumes of crime so it is helpful to look at offence rates per 100,000 residents to compare crime statistics across geographical areas. 

Offence type by region

Table 1: Criminal offences recorded per 100,000 residents, 2016-17. Source: Crime Statistics Agency and Greater Dandenong Social Statistics page

Offence type Boroondara Eastern Metropolitan Region Victoria

Homicide

1

2

4

Assault

230

391

693

Sexual offences

91

140

217

Abduction

5

8

12

Robbery

23

37

52

Blackmail and extortion

3

2

3

Stalking and threat

111

120

191

Dangerous and negligent behaviour

21

50

98

Total violent offences 485 750 1,271
Offence type Boroondara Eastern Metropolitan Region Victoria

Arson

7

21

51

Property damage

336

417

685

Burglary / break and enter

650

652

842

Theft

2,137

2,221

2,940

Deception

307

416

581

Bribery

0

0

0

Total crimes against property offences 3,437 3,727 5,099
Offence type Boroondara Eastern Metropolitan Region Victoria

Drug dealing and trafficking

20

40

82

Cultivate or manufacture drugs

5

18

25

Drug use and possession

189

288

391

Other drug offences

0

0

0

Total drug offences 214 346 488

Offence type

Boroondara

Eastern Metropolitan Region

Victoria

Weapons and explosives

56

154

257

Disorderly and offensive conduct

131

127

265

Public nuisance

25

29

55

Public security

1

0

1

Total public order and security offences 213 310 578

Offence type

Boroondara

Eastern Metropolitan Region

Victoria

Justice procedures

105

110

205

Breaches of orders

249

535

926

Total justice procedures offences 355 645 1,131
Offence type Boroondara Eastern Metropolitan Region Victoria

Other offences

10

18

29

Offence type Boroondara Eastern Metropolitan Region Victoria

Total all crimes

4,714

5,796

8,596

Victoria Police recorded 8,360 offences that took place in the City of Boroondara in 2016-17. This was an increase of 27% on 2014-15 (6,593 offences), due in large part to an increase in recorded thefts. Offence numbers for Victoria were also higher in 2016-17 than they were in 2014-15 (an increase of 13%).

Figures 1 through 5 below show Boroondara offence data for the most recent three years published.

Crimes against the person 

Figure 1 shows recorded crimes against the person in the City of Boroondara from 2014-15 to 2016-17.

The chart shows that assault crimes have been the most prevalent crimes against the person over the last three years, with a slight decline in reported assaults from 2015-16 to 2016-17.

Sexual offences also made up a substantial proportion of reported crimes against the person, however the chart shows there was also a small decline in reports from 2015-16 to 2017-18.

Figure 1 also shows a notable increase in reported stalking and threat crimes which rank as the second most reported crime against the person in 2016-17, after assault crimes.

This is a chart presenting recorded crimes against the person in the City of Boroondara from 2014-15 to 2016-17.

 

Figure 1: Recorded crimes against the person, City of Boroondara, 2014-15 to 2016-17 (source: Crime Statistics Agency).

Crimes against property

Figure 2 shows the recorded crimes against the property in the City of Boroondara from 2014-15 to 2016-17. It shows that property theft has been the most prevalent property crime over the last three years, with the number of theft reports significantly increasing from 2014-15 to 2016-17.

Burglary/break and enter offences are currently the second most reported property crimes, whilst property damage offences came in at third, with these figures remaining relatively unchanged from 2014-15 until 2016-17.      

This is a chart presenting recorded crimes against property in City of Boroondara from 2014-15 to 2016-17.

Figure 2: Recorded crimes against property, City of Boroondara, 2014-15 to 2016-17 (source: Crime Statistics Agency).

Drug offences

Figure 3 shows the recorded drug offences in the City of Boroondara from 2014-15 to 2016-17. It shows that drug use and possession offences have increased 23% from 2015-16 to 2016-17.

However, recorded drug-trafficking, cultivation or manufacturing offences have remained relatively unchanged from 2014-15 to 2016-17.

This is a chart presenting the recorded drug offence crimes in City of Boroondara from 2014-15 to 2016-17.

Figure 3: Recorded drug offences, City of Boroondara, 2014-15 to 2016-17 (source: Crime Statistics Agency).

Public order and security crimes

Figure 4 shows recorded crimes against public order and security in the City of Boroondara from 2014-15 to 2016-17.

It shows that disorderly and offensive conduct is currently the most prevalent public order and security crime, with a substantial increase in incidents between 2015-16 and 2016-17. 

s is a chart presenting the recorded public order and security crimes in City of Boroondara from 2014-15 to 2016-17.

Figure 4: Recorded public order and security crimes, City of Boroondara, 2014-15 to 2016-17 (source: Crime Statistics Agency).

Justice procedure offences 

Figure 5 shows the recorded justice procedures crimes in the City of Boroondara from 2014-15 to 2016-17. It shows a substantial increase in reports between 2014-15 and 2015-16 and a slight decrease in reports of these particular offences between 2015-16 and 2016-17.

This is a chart presenting the recorded justice procedures crimes in the City of Boroondara from 2014-15 to 2016-17.

*Justice procedures offences are any act or omission counterproductive to the carrying out of justice procedures, for example, resisting or hindering a police officer.    

Figure 5: Recorded ‘justice procedures’ offences, City of Boroondara, 2014-15 to 2016-17 (source: Crime Statistics Agency).    

For more information on recorded criminal offences, including postcode level crime statistics, see the Crime Statistics Agency and the Greater Dandenong Social Statistics page. 

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