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2016 crime statistics

  • 2016 crime statistics

Latrobe second highest in state for offence rates

The Latrobe Valley region has been identified by the Crime Statistics agency as the area with the second highest offence rates per capita for 2016, and the area with the highest percentage increase since the last results were released.

The statistics have revealed there were 19,725.9 offences per 100,000 which was an increase of 8.9% from 2015's data.

The figures have also shown that property and deception offences were the highest recorded in the area with 6,737 cases noted. In comparison, Wellington has 2,025 of these incidents and East Gippsland recorded 1,864 offences.


Latrobe: 19,725.9

Wellington: 11,571.3

East Gippsland: 9,349.7

Baw Baw: 8,512.1

South Gippsland: 6,029.5

Statewide, data shows that there were 552,005 offences recorded by Victoria Police in the year to December 2016, up 10.2% compared to the same period last year. This equated to an offence rate of 9,119.0 per 100,000 of the population, up 10.2% compared to the same period last year.

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Offender incidents increased by 11.9% to 179,267 offender incidents in the year ending December 2016, making the Victorian offender rate 2,961.4 offender incidents per 100,000 population. Almost half of the offenders were aged between 20 and 34, with this age group making up to 46% of all offender incidents in the last 12 months.

The victimisation rate increased by 11.4% compared to the same period last year, making the rate 5,598.9 per 100,000 population.


  • A: Crimes against the person
  • B: Property and deception offences
  • C: Drug offences
  • D: Public order and security offences
  • E: Justice procedure offences
  • F: Other offences
Latrobe Wellington East Gippsland Baw Baw South Gippsland
A 2,946 1,167 809 751 339
B 6,737 2,025 1,864 2,067 814
C 611 333 293 394 99
D 1,118 433 400 262 103
E 3,138 945 782 629 333
F 28 11 23 15 7

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