The inner suburb of North Melbourne is situated just north of the CBD and is within easy walking or biking distance to the city, making this a prime residential spot for people who want to be close to everything without getting in the car.

It’s an older suburb, dating back to the 1840s, that has undergone a fair bit of gentrification with modernised warehouse apartments, low-level apartment buildings as well as high-rises but has still retained plenty of older period and heritage homes.

People who live in North Melbourne love how close they are to the CBD and how almost everything that they need is within walking distance including the famous Queen Victoria markets that are so popular with both locals and others not residing close to the city.

The suburb also has a vibrant arts scene and plenty of trendy cafes, restaurants, and boutiques as well as warehouse outlets. It’s also the home of the North Melbourne Football club.

Crime Stats

The current crime stats were provided to us by North Melbourne locksmiths and collated by the Crime Statistics Agency of Victoria. These outline the crime rates for our suburb in focus.

Types of Crime North Melbourne Crime Stats 2022 North Melbourne Crime Stats 2019
Theft 605 405
Deception 45 96
Burglary/ Break & Enter 122 131
Breaches of Justice Order 82 63
Property Damage 122 135


As you can see, although the incidences of theft and breaches of justice orders have increased in recent years, the overall crime stats have decreased since 2019. This is quite encouraging, especially for an inner Melbourne suburb, and it shows that North Melbourne is becoming a much safer place to live.

It’s especially encouraging to see the rates of burglary have decreased over the last three years, even if only slightly. This could be due to locals and those moving into the suburb becoming more security conscious and making sure that their homes are well-protected.

In Summary

If you live in North Melbourne or you are looking at moving into the suburb, it’s important to engage a local locksmith to make sure that your home is nice and secure. We can help with tailoring security solutions that will suit your needs such as keyless entry locks, access control systems, and apps for your smartphone.  

Locksmith North Melbourne

Amalgamated Locksmiths are qualified and accredited security specialists with over 30 years of experience. We are also a member of the Master Locksmith Association. We offer free no obligation quotes.  Why not get in touch with us today so that your local North Melbourne locksmith expert can help you with all your security needs.