Areas Of Melbourne Where Break-In Rates Are High
Victoria Police are stepping up their campaign to warn people to lock their cars and keep valuables out of sight after new data showed that there were nearly 83,000 break-ins in 12 months.
The statistics for the year to September 2019 revealed that criminals broke into 27,093 homes and 55,795 cars.
There were also 18,510 thefts from shops.
Superintendent Susan Thomas said that theft from a vehicle now accounts for 11 per cent of all offences.
While car break-ins were down 12 per cent on the year before, there was a worrying new trend.
“We’re now seeing theft from motor vehicles occurring more at residential areas rather than at transport hubs and shopping centres,” Supt Thomas said.
“In about 50 per cent of incidents, there are no visible signs of forced entry, which indicates the vehicle door has been left unlocked or open or the window has been left down.”
These are the top 10 areas for car thefts in Melbourne;
Greater Geelong 1981
Greater Dandenong 1868
Port Phillip 1721