Every month this year, the Amalgamated Locksmiths’ blogging team have brought you the crime stats for a different Melbourne suburb. So far, we have discussed Melbourne, Carlton, Collingwood, Fitzroy, Abbotsford, South Melbourne, Northcote and North Melbourne and most recently, Preston. Today, we present to you: Brunswick Crime Statistics 2017.

We source our information from Crime Statistics Victoria (CSV), the government department responsible for the publication of crime statistics since 2013. Their data is compiled in March every year for the preceding 12 months.

Top 5 Brunswick Offences 2017

  1. Theft (1,296 offences)
  2. Burglary/ Breaking and Entering (279)
  3. Property Damage (250)
  4. Deception (223)
  5. Breaches of Orders (177)


Since 2013, Theft has been the most commonly reported crime in Brunswick. Theft includes not only the stealing of property, but the conscious possession of stolen goods. To deter criminals from thieving from your home or business, we recommend keeping your valuables in safe. Click on our safes page, contact us, or visit our Collingwood store to see which safe best suits your home or business security needs.

Burglary/ Breaking and Entering

Burglary is almost always in the Top Two offences per suburb. Read our previous Suburb in Focus pages to see what we recommend to improve your home or business security. Previously, we have recommending securing your neighbourhood against burglary by becoming friends with your neighbours. Strong locks on doors are a must, as is a good quality alarm system.  

Property Damage

Whether you are renting, an AirBnB host, or a business owner in Brunswick, securing your premises and its contents against Property Damage is vital. Property Damage, not including Arson (with 4 cases reported in Brunswick this year), is the second lowest it has been in Brunswick, with 250 offences compared to last year’s 246, but it is still in the suburb’s Top 5 offences. Book in for a free onsite quote to discuss Property Damage prevention at your home or business.


Deception-related offences occur when a criminal poses as somebody else to gain access to your property. When you have a serviceperson come to your home or business, ask to see their identification. As members of the Master Locksmiths Association of Australia (MLAA), all of Amalgamated Locksmiths mobile locksmiths carry their security licenses when going on a job.

Amalgamated Locksmiths have been providing Brunswick with its locksmith and security needs for over 33 years. Our team of domestic, commercial, automotive and emergency locksmiths are devoted to provided the best locksmith services in Brunswick. Contact us today to discuss your security options, whether it be the installation or servicing of a safe, car key duplication, lock replacement, or multi-access control systems. No matter what your security concern, Amalgamated Locksmiths have the solution.