Crime in Collingwood

Every month we will investigate the latest data on crime statistics in Melbourne suburbs. We’re starting with Collingwood, our home suburb and the home of many of our valued customers.

Using data supplied by the Crime Statistics Agency, we can see the incidence of various crimes in Collingwood from 2012 – 2016.

Collingwood-crime-statsProperty and Person offences in Collingwood: theft increase, burglaries down

Collingwood recorded a considerable increase in theft offences from 2015-2016, going from 713 thefts to 932 last year.  In contrast, burglaries decreased by 16% from 212 to 178.

Last year, 178 homes in Collingwood were burgled.  So, it pays to take precautions to protect your home from being one of those burgled.

Other property and person offences in Collingwood in 2016 include:

Arson: 5 offences

Property damage: 145 offences

Deception: 186 offences

Crimes against the person: 205 offences

Drug offences in Collingwood: total offences up 65%

In 2016, there were 12 cases of drug dealing and trafficking offences, 5 cases of drug manufacturing and 117 drug use and possession offences.

Overall drug offences are on the increase in Collingwood, with 81 offences in 2012 leaping to 134 in 2016. That’s an increase of 65% over five years.

Public order and security offences in Collingwood

Weapons and explosives offences in Collingwood have increased dramatically in the past year: by over 50%, from 52 in 2015 to 79 in 2016. Meanwhile, disorderly and offensive conduct offences have dropped by about a quarter, from 93 in 2015 to 70 in 2015. Public nuisance offences have increased from 3 in 2015 to 12 in 2016.

Total crime rate in Collingwood up 45%

Since 2012, the crime rate in Collingwood has increased, from 1,532 offences in 2012 to 2,268 offences last year. That’s an increase of about 45%.

Top five offences in Collingwood in 2016

  1. Theft: 932 offences
  2. Breaches of justice orders: 283 offences
  3. Crimes against the person: 205 offences
  4. Deception: 186 offences
  5. Burglary/Break and enter:178 offences

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