Every month we investigate the latest data on crime statistics in Melbourne suburbs. This month it’s Fitzroy, one of our most visited suburbs. So, what are the crime rates in Fitzroy? Let’s investigate…

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

Property and Person offences in Fitzroy: theft and burglary increase

Fitzroy recorded a 17% increase in theft offences from 2015-2016, going from 1049 thefts to 1230 last year. This is much higher than in nearby Collingwood, where the total theft rate in 2016 was 932.

In contrast, burglaries in Fitzroy decreased by 16% from 212 to 178.

Last year, 212 homes in Fitzroy were burgled and the exact same number of properties were also damaged. So, it pays to take precautions to protect your home from being one of those burgled.

Other property and person offences in Fitzroy in 2016 include:

  • Arson: 11 offences
  • Property damage: 212 offences
  • Deception: 407 offences
  • Crimes against the person: 311 offences

Drug offences in Fitzroy: total offences down 33%

In 2016, there were 21 cases of drug dealing and trafficking offences, 1 case of drug manufacturing and 122 drug use and possession offences.

The drug manufacturing case is a significant decrease when compared with 2015 and 2014, which both recorded 9 drug manufacturing offences.

Overall drug offences are on the increase in Fitzroy, with 93 offences in 2012 leaping to 144 in 2016. That’s an increase of about 35% over five years.

Public order and security offences in Fitzroy

Weapons and explosives offences in Fitzroy have dropped in the past year, from 90 in 2015 to 67 in 2016. Meanwhile, disorderly and offensive conduct offences have dropped by about a quarter, from 194 in 2012 to 128 in 2015. There were no public nuisance offences in Fitzroy in 2016.

Total crime rate in Fitzroy up 21% over past five years

Since 2012, the crime rate in Fitzroy has increased, from 2297 offences in 2012 to 2918 offences last year. That’s an increase of about 21%.

Top five offences in Fitzroy in 2016

  1. Theft: 1,230 offences
  2. Deception: 407 offences
  3. Crimes against the person: 311 offences
  4. Burglary/break and enter: 212 offences
  5. Property damage: 212 offences

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