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VIC CSA - Crime Statistics - Offences Recorded by Offence Type (LGA) 2008-2017

This dataset presents the footprint of the number of offences recorded on the Victoria Police Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP). Recorded offences include any criminal act or omission by a person or organisation for which a penalty could be imposed by the Victorian legal system. The data spans the years ending September in the period of 2008 to 2017 and is aggregated to 2011 Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Local Government Areas (LGA).

The CSA recorded crime collection includes all offences that are reported to, and detected by, Victoria Police and recorded on the LEAP database. The scope and coverage of the data, however, is not representative of all crime that occurs in Victoria. Some crimes may not be recorded on LEAP, not be reported to police, or the responsibility for responding to certain offences may lie with another agency. Recorded offence data are compiled on the basis of the date that the offence was created on the LEAP database, rather than the date the offence was detected by, or reported to police. The creation date may not be the date when the offence occurred, or the date when the offence came to the attention of police.

For further information about this dataset and related statistics, visit the data source: Crime Statistics Australia:

Please note:

  • AURIN has spatially enabled the original data:
  • Recorded crime statistics are based on data extracted by Victoria police on the 18th day after the reference period, and are subject to movement between releases.
  • The offences in the dataset are grouped according to the CSA offence classification.
  • The data excludes offences recorded at Justice institutions and immigration facilities, Unincorporated Victoria and where the geographic location is unknown or outside of Victoria.
  • To maintain confidentiality, sensitive offence counts for subdivisions 'A10 Homicide and related offences' and 'A30 Sexual offences' with a value of 1 to 3 are given a value of 2 to calculate totals.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated August 17, 2020, 23:47 (UTC)
Created July 3, 2019, 04:47 (UTC)
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
AURIN Open API ID aurin:datasource-VIC_Govt_CSA-UoM_AURIN_DB_csa_crime_stats_offences_recorded_offence_type_lga_2008_2017
Aggregation Level lga2011
Attribute List A10 Homicide and related offence, A20 Assault and related offences, A30 Sexual offences, A40 Abduction and related offences, A50 Robbery, A60 Blackmail and extortion, A70 Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour, A80 Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people, B10 Arson, B20 Property damage, B30 Burglary/Break and enter, B40 Theft, B50 Deception, B60 Bribery, C10 Drug dealing and trafficking, C20 Cultivate or manufacture drugs, C30 Drug use and possession, C90 Other drug offences, D10 Weapons and explosives offences, D20 Disorderly and offensive conduct, D30 Public nuisance offences, D40 Public security offences, E10 Justice procedures, E20 Breaches of orders, F10 Regulatory driving offences, F20 Transport regulation offences, F30 Other government regulatory offences, F90 Miscellaneous offences, LGA Code, LGA Estimated Residential Population, LGA Name, Reference Period, Total offence count: (A), Total offence count: (B), Total offence count: (C), Total offence count: (D), Total offence count: (E), Total offence count: (F)
Attribution Government of Victoria - Crime Statistics Agency, (2017): VIC CSA - Crime Statistics - Offences Recorded by Offence Type (LGA) 2008-2017; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Government of Victoria - Crime Statistics Agency 2018
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
Key lga_code
Type dataset
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