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Southbank crime remains steady

13 Jul 2017

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The quarterly crime statistics show crimes in Southbank have increased by 4.8 per cent from 2015-16 to 2016-17 (year ending March).

A total count of 3270 crimes was recorded between March 2016 and March 2017, a small increase from the 3119 in 2015-16.

In 2016-17, crimes against the person, which include offences such as assault, robbery and harassment, surged by 38.8 per cent to 444.

Most of the crimes committed in Southbank fell into the property and deception offences category, with 2044 cases in 2016-17. But the number of crimes within this division reduced by 3.1 per cent.

Drug offences have also seen a small surge, up by 31.3 per cent from 198 cases in 2015-16 to 260 in 2016-17.

Overall, crimes in Southbank constituted 14 per cent of the total crimes committed in the City of Melbourne from 2016 to 2017.

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