As part of our series on suburban crime rates so far, we have looked at Abbotsford, Collingwood, Fitzroy, South Melbourne and Northcote. Today, we turn our gaze to North Melbourne.

As ever, we have taken our statistics from the state’s official crime watch source, the Crime Statistics Agency of Victoria (CSA), corroborated by information sourced from insurer RACV.


The Top 5 Offences in North Melbourne are:

  1. Theft (591 cases)
  2. Breaches of court orders (253 cases)
  3. Burglary and Break ins ( 203 cases)
  4. Property Damage (167 cases)
  5. Assault (152 cases)


Crimes Against the Person

Three of the four major crimes against the person (assault, stalking and negligence causing harm) have gone down between 2016 and 2017. There were six fewer stalking cases reported, down to 36, and 34 fewer assault and assault-related offences, down to 154 after the spike in 2016. Dangerous and negligent acts remain under 10 per year, going from nine in 2016 to eight this year. In the fourth category, robbery, there has been a small increase from 28 reported offences to 31.


Property-Related Offences


There were 34 more cases reported of break-ins and burglary in this last year (from March 2016 to March 2017) than the year before, from 169 to 203. This follows the increasing trend in burglary for North Melbourne since 2014. Similarly for theft, the trend has been for break-ins and burglary to increase each year since 2014, the lowest year since the CSA took over the publication of the crime statistics (March 2012 to March 2013).

Arson cases have remained fairly consistent at below 10 cases per year.

Property damage also is hovering around 170 cases, where it has sat for the past three years.

Although arson cases are not too common in North Melbourne, we still recommend a fire-rated home safe. A fire-rated home safe does more than protect your documents from fire. They also keep your documents and valuables safe from burglars and vandals, both of whom are on the rise in 3051.


How We Can Help


We have written previously on how to safeguard your home against burglary and break-ins, focusing each week on a different aspect of home security. Read our blogs on front door security, window security, back door security and side door security. Also read up on our six must-haves for home security to protect your premises from prowlers.

If you have been burgled, your property damaged or your home broken into, call our mobile locksmith now to repair, replace or install any of your security devices, from car locks to CCTV equipment. Our emergency locksmith service can come to you right away to restore your home’s security.


Our Services


At Amalgamated Locksmiths, we offer a full range of domestic, commercial and automotive security tailored to suit each individual client. Our on-site locksmiths will come to you, listen to your concerns and match them with the latest crime stats to foster an individually-tailored security solution to your needs. We use the latest security technologies, including smartphone-compatible security systems, coupled with over thirty years’ experience. Our technicians are all qualified and accredited security specialists, held to the highest industry standards and national requirements.


Call us today for a free on-site quote. Or visit your local Amalgamated Locksmith in North Melbourne to discuss our wide range of security products and services.