City, beach or park? If you live or work in South Melbourne, then you can take your pick. You’re in close proximity to all these options. To add to the appeal, you will be on tree-lined streets with renovated Victorian terraces. There is a fabulous food market and lots of cafes and restaurants that cater for all types of dietary requirements. Who doesn’t want to live in South Melbourne? But what do the South Melbourne Crime stats look like?
As always, the team at Amalgamated Locksmiths break down the crime statistics of our most frequented suburbs. South Melbourne is one of the popular suburbs our commercial and mobile locksmiths visit. We take our statistics from the Crime Statistics Agency of Victoria (CSV), who have been the state’s official crime reporting body since 2013.
South Melbourne Crime Stats
- Theft (708 offences reported)
- Deception (168 offences reported)
- Burglary (178 offences reported)
- Breaches of Orders (148 offences reported)
- Assault (143 offences reported)
- Property Damage (110 offences reported)
Victorians and Crime Concerns
It was recently reported by the RACV that crime was down across Victoria and yet Victorians were still concerned about crime in their local area, the main concerns amongst Victorians were drug-related crimes, graffiti and vandalism.
Some interesting information uncovered by the RACV research was:
- 39 per cent of burglaries are through a forced or broken window or door.
- 64 per cent of aggravated burglaries happened between 8 pm and 5 am.
- 35 per cent of non-aggravated burglaries happened between 8 am and 1 pm.
As these figures indicate, it is important to ensure your property is secure when you are there as well as when you’re away. Window security is an area that is often overlooked but it is one of the easiest ways to gain entry to a property. If you’d like to address any security concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our locksmiths. We are able to give you a free on-site quotation and, with many years of experience in both home security and commercial security, we are able to offer expert advice and quality products.