This month, our mobile locksmiths return to Collingwood. Our locksmiths are looking at the crime rates for Collingwood, and comparing them to last year’s to see what we can learn about the locksmith requirements for the home of the Pies!

As ever, we take our statistics from the official Crime Statistics Victoria (CSV).

Top Five Offences in Collingwood 2017

  1. Theft (759 offences)
  2. Breaches of Justice Orders (243 offences)
  3. Burglary/ Breaking and Entering (201 offences)
  4. Deception (163 offences)
  5. Property Damage (160 offences)

Top Five Offences in Collingwood 2016

  1. Theft (932 offences)
  2. Breaches of Justice Orders (283 offences)
  3. Deception (188 offences)
  4. Burglary/ Breaking and Entering (178 offences)
  5. Assault (148 offences)

2017 v 2016

In 2017, the rates of three of the five top offences dropped. Reports of Theft dropped from 909 to 759. Breaches of Justice Orders, much higher in Collingwood than in some of our other suburbs, dropped from 245 to 243 cases reported. There were 25 fewer Deceptions reported in 2017.

There were three more Assaults in 2017 than in 2016. Despite this, Assault dropped out of the Top Five. Property Damage took its place, with twenty more instances reported in 2017 (160) than in 2016 (140).

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2017 Crime Rates in Collingwood

Breaches of Orders

Breaches of Orders are much higher in Collingwood than in some of our other Suburbs in Focus. Not much to do with locksmithing, Breaches of Orders are crimes relating to people ignoring court rulings and restraining orders. Suburbs in which there are courtrooms (Collingwood is home to the Neighbourhood Justice Centre), naturally, then, have higher instances of these kinds of offences getting reported.

Deception

In 2017, there were 25 fewer Deceptions reported in Collingwood. This is double the lowest number of Deceptions reported: in 2012, there were only 84. We’ve written previously about a locksmith scam happening in Australia, so be sure to read up on how to protect your property from Deception.

Property Damage and Burglary

Whether it be vandalism, destroying meter boxes or breaking windows,  Property Damage is a serious concern. Good lighting, strong locks and an effective security system are three great ways to protect your property from vandalism. For advice on Property Damage protection and to reduce the likelihood of your property being burgled, read about our security tips for homeowners, or call one of our mobile locksmiths today for a free on-site quote.

Theft

Theft spiked last year with 909 offences reported. The year before, in 2015, there were 776 cases of Theft reported in Collingwood, 143 more cases than in 2014. From 2010 to 2013, reports of Thefts were in the 500s. 2009 had 706 instances reported, and 2008 had the same number of Thefts as 2017. Read up on how to reduce the likelihood of your property being stolen here and here.

Amalgamated Locksmiths in Collingwood

Collingwood is literally the nearest suburb to our hearts. It’s where our storefront has been for over 30 years! We have provided free on-site quotes and master locksmith services to our friends and neighbours in Collingwood, as well as emergency, commercial, domestic, and automotive locksmith services from the very beginning. So for all your locksmith needs in Collingwood, contact Amalgamated Locksmiths today.