A lit­tle less safe

Mansfield Courier - - News -

“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.

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