Imagine living in walking distance to top-class galleries and performance venues! East Melbourne is a superb location for accessing the very best Melbourne has to offer, including great shopping strips, trendy restaurants, cafes and bars. If you’re a Footy fan, then you are in luck since you’ll have easy access to sporting arenas. The area is great for families and professionals with an old-world charm and beautiful townhouses. Our East Melbourne locksmiths are often called out to this great part of the world to service our customers and offer security appraisals. Today we take a brief look at the latest Crime Stats for the area.
Covid-19: Stage 4 Lockdown
As an essential service, we have been one of the businesses lucky enough to still operate during Melbourne’s 2nd strict lockdown for 2020. Our locksmiths are still available for emergency call-outs and we are able to provide support to our commercial property owners too.
Of course with most people confined to their homes, it will be interesting to see how this reflects in the next local crime statistics update. It looks like there has been a country-wide slow down in reported house break-ins and burglary in residential areas since residents are home, however, local businesses and offices are still vulnerable to opportunistic burglars.
In East Melbourne the latest statistics released by the Crime Statistics Agency look like this:
|Property Damage (includes Graffiti and Criminal Damage)||44||51|
|Burglary/Break and Enter||87||64|
|Theft (includes bicycle theft and theft from retail stores)||272||222|
|Disorderly and Offensive Conduct||116||98|
|Robbery (including aggravated robbery)||5||2|
East Melbourne is a pleasant and safe suburb in which to live. There has been a decrease in reported cases of Burglary and theft has decreased too. Property damage, however, has seen a slight increase. There are a number of simple solutions our East Melbourne Locksmiths can offer to minimise property damage – CCTV cameras and Smart Alarm Systems are some easy solutions. With plenty of people spending their days at home during the Covid-19 epidemic, our commercial spaces and retail hubs are more vulnerable to property damage. IF you’d like to discuss some budget-friendly security measures you can implement, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Remember we are still operating during the Lockdown so if you find yourself accidentally locked out or in need of a few more keys for family members – don’t hesitate to give us a call.