THE number of criminal offences recorded in Frankston has decreased for a second consecutive year.
Victoria’s Crime Statistics Agency put out its latest summary of statistics last week. It found that the number of recorded offences in Frankston has dropped by 2.6 per cent this year.
The CSA’s statistics were compiled between September 2021 and September 2022, and compared to the same period the year prior.
A little more than 12,000 offences were recorded in the Frankston local government area between September 2021 and September 2022. More than half of them resulted in arrests.
Frankston was by far the local suburb most affected by crime. More than 6000 of the 12,000 reported offences happened there.
Crimes in the Frankston LGA most commonly occur at homes. Breaching of family violence orders was the most common offence.
Family violence incidents also decreased in Frankston in 2022 – down 4.6 per cent from the year prior. Women were the recorded victim of family violence much more frequently than men. Women were the victims nearly 2000 times, compared to men who were the victims on 600 occasions.
CSA chief statistician Fiona Dowsley said that crime had decreased statewide in the last year. “Victoria has seen a notable decrease in overall recorded crime levels during the COVID-19 pandemic period. Decreases in acquisitive crime such as thefts and deception have contributed to the lowest victimisation numbers and rates since 2005,” she said.
“Decreases in breaches of Chief Health Officer orders have continued to be the main driver of the decreases in key crime measures in the last 12 months from peaks in 2020. Deception and drug offences also contributed to these decreases,” Dowsley said.