Last month, our Suburb in Focus was Coburg North. This month, our locksmiths are in Carlton North to break down its crime statistics. As ever, we take the data from the Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) and the RACV.

Top Five Offences in Carlton North

The Top Five Offences in Carlton North in 2017 were:

  1. Theft (292 offences reported)
  2. Burglary/ Breaking and Entering (104 offences reported)
  3. Property Damage (58 offences reported)
  4. Assault (36 offences reported)
  5. Drug Use and Possession (21 offences reported)

Theft in Carlton North

Theft in Carlton North dropped in 2017. The year before, Carlton North reported 356 thefts — almost one a day. In 2017, the number reduced by almost one fifth. The lowest year for thefts in Carlton North was 2012, which saw only 196.

Remember, the harder it appears to break into your property, the less likely a thief will try. We recommend installing high-quality locks on your doors and windows, and sensor lights around your property.

Burglary/ Breaking and Entering

104 burglaries were reported in 2017 in Carlton North. This is the lowest number of burglaries reported since 2009’s 96. We must have regular readers of our locksmith blog in Carlton North!

Emergency locksmiths can help your home or business recover following a burglary by replacing damaged locks and inspecting entryways. Read more about our emergency locksmith services in Carlton North here.

If you are worried about burglary, you  may benefit from updating your security. Recently, we wrote about how a number of commercial clients are installing electronic locks for greater control over their doors [link], and more and more residential clients are too. For expert lock installation, repair, servicing and rekeying, contact us today.

Property Damage

Property damage was also lower in 2017 than in 2016. There were nine fewer reports of it in Carlton North last year than the year before. A great way to reduce property damage is to make sure vandals are unable to hide on your property. CCTV and increased street and sensor lighting can help reduce the instances of property damage.

For more security tips, to arrange a free on-site quote, to upgrade your residential or commercial security, contact Amalgamated Locksmiths. Our mobile locksmiths in Carlton North are the experts in all things security, so call now.