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In 2019-20 (year ending in March 2020), Victoria Police recorded 8,321 offences that took place in the City of Boroondara. This was an increase of 15.1% compared to previous year (7,227 offences), due in large part to an increase in recorded thefts.

Overview of offences recorded in Boroondara in 2019-20 is presented in Figure 1 below. Still, the City of Boroondara’s offence rate for most offence types was low compared to Victoria (Table 1).

Figure 1. Offences recorded Boroondara - year ending March 2020

Image of criminal offences recorded in Boroondara to March 2020

Offence type by region

Table 1: Criminal offences recorded per 100,000 residents, 2019-20. Source: Crime Statistics Agency.

Offence type Boroondara Eastern Metropolitan Region Victoria

Homicide

2

3

3

Assault

222

460

683

Sexual offences

96

158

206

Abduction

5

5

11

Robbery

30

46

61

Blackmail and extortion

1

3

4

Stalking and threat

42

110

187

Dangerous and negligent behaviour

18

47

84

Total violent offences 416 833 1,239
Offence type Boroondara Eastern Metropolitan Region Victoria

Arson

6

24

41

Property damage

336

447

615

Burglary / break and enter

588

613

649

Theft

2,270

2,404

2,841

Deception

348

463

526

Bribery

0

0

0

Total crimes against property offences 3,548 3,951 4,672
Offence type Boroondara Eastern Metropolitan Region Victoria

Drug dealing and trafficking

34

57

73

Cultivate or manufacture drugs

6

19

22

Drug use and possession

134

302

408

Other drug offences

1

2

2

Total drug offences 175 380 505

Offence type

Boroondara

Eastern Metropolitan Region

Victoria

Weapons and explosives

50

141

231

Disorderly and offensive conduct

54

89

180

Public nuisance

16

36

53

Public security

0

1

1

Total public order and security offences 120 267 465

Offence type

Boroondara

Eastern Metropolitan Region

Victoria

Justice procedures

48

93

192

Breaches of orders

201

558

999

Total justice procedures offences 249 651 1,191
Offence type Boroondara Eastern Metropolitan Region Victoria

Transport regulation offences

4

4

6

Other government regulatory offences 1 2 6
Miscellaneous offences 1 3 7
Total other offences 6 9 19

Note: 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.

Criminal offences in Boroondara for the past three years

Crimes against the person 

Figure 1 shows recorded crimes against the person in the City of Boroondara for the past three years.

The chart shows that assault crimes have been the most prevalent crimes against the person over the last three years, with a slight increase in reported assaults from 2018-19 to 2019-20.

Sexual offences also made up a substantial proportion of reported crimes against the person, however the chart shows there was a decline in reports from 2018-19 to 2019-20.

The chart also shows a notable decline in reported stalking and threat crimes which rank as the third most reported crime against the person in 2019-20, after assault crimes and sexual offences.

Figure 1: Recorded crimes against the person in the City of Boroondara, 3 year trend (source: Crime Statistics Agency).

Image of graph of recorded crimes against the person in Boroondara from 2017 to 2020

 

 

Crimes against property

Figure 2 shows the recorded crimes against the property in the City of Boroondara for the past three years. 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 since 2017-18.

Burglary/break and enter offences are currently the second most reported property crimes, whilst property damage and deception offences came in at third, with similar number of recorded cases.      

Figure 2: Recorded crimes against property in the City of Boroondara, 3 year trend (source: Crime Statistics Agency).

Image of graph of crimes against property in Boroondara from 2017 to 2020

Drug offences

Figure 3 shows the recorded drug offences in the City of Boroondara for the past three years. It shows that drug use and possession offences have slightly decreased in the past year.

However, recorded drug dealing and trafficking offences have significantly increased over the past three years.

Figure 3: Recorded drug offences, City of Boroondara, 3 year trend (source: Crime Statistics Agency).

Image of graph of recorded drug offences in Boroondara 2017-2020

Public order and security crimes

Figure 4 shows recorded crimes against public order and security in the City of Boroondara for the past three years.

It shows that weapons and explosives and disorderly and offensive conduct offences are currently the most prevalent public order and security crime, with a substantial decrease in incidents between since 2017-18.

Figure 4: Recorded public order and security crimes, City of Boroondara, 3 year trend (source: Crime Statistics Agency).

Image of graph of recorded public order and security offences in Boroondara from 2017 to 2020.

 

Justice procedure offences 

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 shows the recorded justice procedures crimes in the City of Boroondara for the past three years. It shows a slight increase in reports between 2017-18 and 2018-19 and a slight decrease in reports of these particular offences between 2018-19 and 2019-20.

Figure 5: Recorded ‘justice procedures’ offences, City of Boroondara, 3 year trend (source: Crime Statistics Agency).

Image of graph of Recorded justice procedure offences inBoroondara from 2017 to 2020

    

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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