A little less safe
“Our burglaries over the last few years have dramatically reduced – but the one thing of concern this time of year is that we have an increase in the theft of cars and motorbikes.
“We need to get that message out – coming up to this time of the year, be extra careful; don’t let thieves be opportunistic – make sure your sheds are secured if you’re going away don’t make it easy for them.”
Across the state, crime also rose slightly.
The criminal incident rate per 100,000 people went up by 1.6 per cent, to sit at 6032.1.
The offence rate per 100,000 also rose by two per cent.
Alleged offender incidents increased 7.7 per cent, to 180,676 in the year to September 2019, up from 167,787.
Family incidents increased by 7.4 per cent, from 77,996 to 83,775.
Victim reports increased in the year to September 30, 2019 by 3.4 per cent.
Across the state, the offence subdivisions that showed significant upward trends in the last 24 months were robbery, and drug dealing and trafficking.
You can read all the Mansfield Shire crime statistics at www. crimestatistics.vic.gov. au.
MANSFIELD’S CRIME RESULT: The latest crime results have been released for the Mansfield Shire, showing a slight increase across the board.