Last September 2017 the Geelong Advertiser ran a story about crime rates dropping in the Geelong region compared to the previous financial year. With data from the Crime Statistics Agency showing that burglaries were down 7.8 per cent and thefts were down 15.4 per cent it proves that communities and the authorities are making a big difference here.
Well its now September 2018 and although recent crime statistics for Geelong have not been published by the Geelong Advertiser at this time the Crime Statistics Agency website have the latest crime statistics available by location.
Current crime statistics recorded by the Crime Statistics Agency showed that for the year ending March 2018 the number of recorded offences in Victoria were down 7.4 per cent compared with the previous year.
The number of recorded offences for the region over a 24month period is also shown by the type of offence for example:· Burglaries and break and enter offences were down 15.5 per cent
The Crime Statistics Agency website also has up-to-date figures on crime trends and crime by Police regions as well as local intelligence and data. The website is a great resource for the community and it could pay to check out certain areas before purchasing a home or attending a new school.
Another support network for the community is the Crime Stoppers Victoria website. It’s a great site to check regularly so you not only keep up-to-date with local crime but also assist in providing feedback to help solve crimes in your area.
For more local community news in the Geelong area there’s the Eyewatch Geelong Facebook page with details about current issues and local criminal activities. It’s another handy site with good security advice and pictures of criminals in the local area to keep you street wise.
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