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Crime rate in Melton, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 29/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    215,896

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    596.19 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    10,536

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    48.80

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    1,414

    Total number of violent crimes in the LGA (homicide, assault, sexual assault, robbery, etc...)

  • Property Crimes
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    5,939

    Total number of property crimes in the LGA (arson, burglary, theft, car theft, etc...)

  • Violent Crimes
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    6.55

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    27.51

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    27.57%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    47.48%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Melton crime trends

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Melton crime compared

Top crime types in Melton:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Melton there were 3,910 reported cases of Theft.

    3,910

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Melton there were 1,334 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    1,334

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Melton there were 1,110 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    1,110

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Melton there were 1,002 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    1,002

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Melton there were 960 reported cases of Property damage.

    960

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Melton there were 367 reported cases of Deception.

    367

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Melton there were 296 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    296

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Melton there were 294 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    294

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Melton there were 263 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    263

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Melton there were 250 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    250

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Melton there were 194 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    194

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Melton there were 141 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    141

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Melton there were 80 reported cases of Robbery.

    80

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Melton there were 78 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    78

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Melton there were 72 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    72

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Melton there were 67 reported cases of Arson.

    67

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Melton there were 61 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    61

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Melton there were 43 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    43

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Melton there were 7 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    7

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Melton there were 6 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    6

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Melton there were 1 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Melton

    1 in 153

    In 2023 in Melton your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 153

  • VIC

    1 in 146

    In 2023 in VIC your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 146

  • Australia

    1 in 95

    In 2023 in Australia your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 95

Chances of becoming a victim of a Property crime

  • Melton

    1 in 36

    In 2023 in Melton your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 36

  • VIC

    1 in 31

    In 2023 in VIC your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 31

  • Australia

    1 in 28

    In 2023 in Australia your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 28

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does Melton rank in crime?

Melton lga is ranked 29/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Melton a safe lga?

Melton lga is a relatively unsafe area. Crime exists and may impact most people.

What are the main crime problems in Melton?

The top crime types in Melton are Theft, Assault and related offences, Breaches of orders.

What is the most reported crime in Melton?

3,910 Theft cases were reported in Melton in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Melton?

Crime in Melton has increased by 7.36% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Melton in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Melton in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Melton?

The least safe suburb in Melton is Burnside Heights, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Melton?

The safest suburb in Melton is Bonnie Brook, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Melton crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Melton by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Burnside Heights, Eynesbury and Taylors Hill.


Suburbs in Melton

The data is based on annual 2023 data from state police departments and population data from the 2021 ABS Census. Rank is calculated for crimes weighted by severity and proportionate to population.

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