Every month, the team at Amalgamated Locksmiths break down the crime statistics of our most frequented suburbs. Our mobile locksmiths deliver emergency locksmith services, free on-site quotes and installations across Melbourne’s suburbs. This month, we are looking at South Melbourne. Last month, we talked about Richmond’s crime rates.

This month, Amalgamated Locksmiths are focusing on South Melbourne. As ever, we take our statistics from the Crime Statistics Agency of Victoria (CSV),  who have been the state’s official crime reporting body since 2013. We check the data against that reported by the RACV.


The Top Six Offences in South Melbourne

For the year ending September 2017, the most reported offences in South Melbourne were:

  1. Theft (1,018 offences reported)
  2. Deception (283 offences reported)
  3. Burglary (194 offences reported)
  4. Breaches of Orders (163 offences reported)
  5. Assault (155 offences reported)
  6. Property Damage (148 offences reported)

Including 9 Arson cases, there were 1,369 property-related offences (including Theft, Property Damage and Burglary) in South Melbourne in 2017. There were more Thefts than any other offence, occurring roughly three and a half times more than the next most common offence, Deception.

The total number of property-related offences remains almost the same as it was in 2016. There were 23 fewer Property Damages, and 21 fewer Burglaries. Overall, however, there were five more property and deception related offences in 2017 than in 2016. The 44 fewer Property Damages and Burglaries were made up for by the 40 more Thefts and 19 more Deception-related crimes. Arson dropped from 13 total cases to 9 in 2017.

Mobile Commercial Locksmiths in South Melbourne

Our mobile commercial locksmiths in South Melbourne are well prepared to address any of your commercial security concerns. For fire and emergency exits, access control systems, alarms, door closers the installation and servicing of safes and more, Amalgamated Locksmiths are South Melbourne’s locksmiths of choice. We offer free on-site quotes, and our emergency locksmiths are available 24/7 to help restore your business’s access or security.

Mobile Residential Locksmiths in South Melbourne

We also supply South Melbourne’s residential locksmith services. Whether you need to upgrade your home security, require home security advice, need keys cut or locks repaired in South Melbourne, Amalgamated Locksmiths mobile locksmiths will be able to help you. Contact us today for a free on-site quote, or visit us in-store to see how we can help you.

Emergency Locksmith in South Melbourne

Should you require an after-hours locksmith to help you regain entry to your home, business or vehicle, you can contact us. Our 24/7 emergency locksmiths can regain entry, cut keys, replace locks and restore your security following a break-in. Read more about our emergency locksmith services here.

Join us next month for another Suburb in Focus. Until then, be sure to check in each week for more locksmith news and security tips. Meanwhile, why not read some of our other Suburbs in Focus? Previously, we have covered: Coburg; East and West Brunswick; Brunswick; Preston; Melbourne CBD; Carlton; North Melbourne; Northcote; South Melbourne; Abbotsford; Fitzroy; and Collingwood.