Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Melbourne Most Burgled Suburbs

RACV has recently published the top 40 postcodes in Melbourne at most risk of a burglary. This is based on the 2009-2010 Victoria Police crime statistics and ABS census data. Parkville is the most at-risk suburb, with 1 in 26 homes (or 3.84% of homes) burgled each year.

RankPostcodeSuburbBurglary RateBurglary Rate (%)
13052Parkville263.84
23754Merinda/Doreen273.70
33023Deer Park283.57
43067Abbotsford313.22
53057Brunswick East313.22
63029Hoppers Crossing323.12
73047Broadmeadows/Dallas333.03
83024Wyndham Vale/Mambourin/Mount Cottrell333.03
93081Heidelberg West/Heights333.03
103975Lyndhurst342.94
113021St Albans+East/Kealba/Kings Park342.94
123011Footscray342.94
133065Fitzroy352.85
143076Epping352.85
153070Northcote352.85
163807Beaconsfield372.70
173200Frankston North372.70
183068Clifton Hill372.70
193338Melton South/Exford/Downs372.70
203803Hallam382.63
213066Collingwood382.63
223168Clayton/Clayton North382.63
233337Melton/Kurunjang/Toolern Vale392.56
243054Carlton North392.56
253804Narre Warren North+East402.5
263809Officer412.43
273048Coolaroo/Meadow Heights412.43
283022Ardeer422.38
293174Noble Park442.27
303752South Morang462.17
313030Werribee+South/Derrimut472.12
323037Delahey/Hillside482.08
333012Footscray West/Maidstone482.08
343171Springvale492.04
353175Dandenong/Bangholme492.04
363020Sunshine/Albion492.04
373079Ivanhoe492.04
383198Seaford502
393032Ascot Vale/Maribyrnong502
403036Keilor502

You can obtain the burglary statistics over the years for a particular suburb/postcode by clicking this link. In Victoria, an average of 1 in 71 homes (1.41% of homes) is burgled each year which equates to one burglary every 19 minutes.

The burglary statistics for Altona/Seaholme (postcode 3018) from 1996 to 2010 is shown in the table below. The current burglary rate of 0.76% is almost half the average rate in Victoria (1.41%). You can also see that the burglary rate has been decreasing over the years. I would say that Altona is a very safe place to live in. This is perhaps why Julia Gillard does not always bother to lock her back door, according to one newspapers report.

YearBurglary RateBurglary Rate (%)
2009-20101310.76
2008-2009721.38
2007-2008691.44
2006-2007511.96
2005-2006801.25
2004-2005482.08
2003-2004432.32
2002-2003442.27
2001-2002333.03
2000-2001303.33
1999-2000273.70
1998-1999521.92
1997-1998432.32
1996-1997422.38

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