It’s that time of month again! Every month, Amalgamated Locksmiths’ blogging team cover the crime statistics of their most frequented suburbs. Last month, we looked at Brunswick, with a special extra look at its surrounding suburbs, East and West Brunswick. This week, our Suburb in Focus is Coburg, 3058. As ever, we have taken all our statistics from Crime Statistics Victoria.

Top 5 Offences in Coburg

Home to 26,185 residents, Coburg is in Melbourne’s inner-north. Coburg’s Top Five Offences in 2017 were:

 

  1. Theft (1,795 offences)
  2. Burglary/ Breaking and Entering (335)
  3. Property Damage (303)
  4. Assault (273)
  5. Deception (265)

 

The three most common offences reported in Coburg (Theft, Breaking and Entering, and Property Damage) all relate to homes. Brunswick residents and business owners can reduce their chances of being victims of Theft, Burglary and Property Damage by upgrading their residential and commercial security. Our mobile locksmiths offer free on-site quotes in Coburg to develop and implement security solutions, so contact us today.  

Theft

Over four times higher than Burglary, the next highest offence, Theft was far and away the most commonly reported crime in Coburg in 2017. Recovering from last year’s spike, Coburg’s Theft rates have dropped 4.5% but  2017 still saw 300-400 incidents more than in 2013, 2014 or 2015.


Make sure you read our other posts on how to protect your property from theft, and be sure to organise a free on-site quote to discuss your Coburg home or business security.

 

Burglary and Property Damage

Crime Statistics Victoria have been responsible for publishing each suburb’s crime statistics since 2013. From 2013 to 2015, Coburg’s incidents of Burglary/ Breaking and Entering remained around 400 per year. Last year’s spike in Coburg’s crime rates affected Burglary too, with 100 more offences reported than the year before. This year, 393 premises — the second lowest number since 2013 — were burgled in Coburg. Burglary is a serious crime. Deter burglars by making sure you have adequate home or business security, including high quality locks on your doors and windows and a modern home alarm system.

Our mobile locksmiths will come to you. At your free on-site quote, our master locksmiths will work with you to develop a residential or commercial security solution for your premises. If you have been burgled, or your property damaged, our 24 hour emergency locksmiths will work with you to restore your home or business security.

 

Deception

Deception was in Coburg’s Top 5 Offences. When you call an emergency locksmith to Coburg following a Burglary or Property Damage, or for whatever reason, the last thing you want to worry about is being defrauded. It can feel a bit funny, but when you have a serviceperson come to perform work on your home, business or car, make sure they are who they say they are. Every Amalgamated locksmith carries with them their identification, Victoria Police Private Security Licence and MLAA membership. Our clients’ peace of mind is our number one concern, so we are happy to show them any relevant ID.

Until Next Time…

For other ways to improve your home or business security, or if you are waiting for Coburg’s emergency locksmiths to cut you a spare key, feel free to read our other blogs. As a Feedspot Top 100 Locksmith Blog, we have posts on all sorts of domestic, commercial, automotive and emergency locksmith solutions: such as on home alarm systems, tips for renters, and everything you need to know about key duplication.

 

Amalgamated Locksmiths are nationally-accredited, MLAA-certified mobile locksmiths available throughout Melbourne. So remember, for all your residential, commercial, automotive and emergency locksmith needs in Coburg, contact us today.