Crime in Melbourne, Australia

Crime rates in Melbourne, Australia

Level of crime
45.55 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
67.44 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
41.06 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
38.16 Low
Worries car stolen
34.37 Low
Worries things from car stolen
40.96 Moderate
Worries attacked
42.40 Moderate
Worries being insulted
45.29 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
30.81 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
55.39 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
53.36 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
44.65 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
36.58 Low

Safety in Melbourne, Australia

Safety walking alone during daylight
71.82 High
Safety walking alone during night
42.50 Moderate

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Last update: August 2022

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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18 Comments so far
i fucked my mum on Aug 01, 2022:
too much crazy people that make here look like a madhouse.
assjet on Jul 14, 2022:
too much crazy people that make here look like a madhouse.
Hamadul Ali on Jun 12, 2022:
Any home invader/burglar asks to be bashed up so hard that he cannot even stand up.
Breaking in & attacking residents calls for Taliban type laws.
Anonymous on Jun 11, 2022:
I never had break-ins until 5 years ago, 4 in 5 years and pretty much anything left outside not bolted down gone.
Anonymous on Sep 06, 2021:
Considering how many young women have been murdered in Melbourne and two terrorist attacks in the CBD this data is obviously rigged, notice how places in the North of the country score much higher yet they don't have monthly murders of young people or attacks on there citizens...
Anon on Jun 01, 2021:
Agreed with the comment below, I am actually leaving Victoria after 10 years and all my family keep experiencing is the Vic police and state revenue try to make out its the peoples fault, i am pretty sure we are being baited as a state to take vaccines first so that other states take the vaccine, but what is not fair is all the rules are following and we are still get crap results. Meanwhile in other states they are not taken action and somehow things go in their favor and the businesses are still going good in other states, except with all these lock downs in Victoria its really damaging a lot of people mentally and financially and it doesn't weigh out the best outcome considering we are a state that is doing " the most " about this pandemic, everyone is following all these rules yet we are failing makes me wonder if there is manipulation involved. This is all bait, we are used for the media agenda and its horrible. Im definitely leaving for good, and i know no offense don't mean to sound racist but most Indian's are very corrupt in Melbourne and are making deals with our commissioners and MP. I really can't believe such corruption exists and its ruining my quality of life and others that are trying to do the right thing, Victoria media is trying to scare everyone with lock downs and the town i live in is really damaged, most people closed everything down permanently, meanwhile everywhere else in other states i have traveled in that is supposed to get these so called " waves " are not experiencing damage. Bye Bye Victoria it was nice knowing you, im sick of all these false spread of rumors on what numbers we have and are always the blame, it doesn't make sense that every state that gets cases have it better under control then we do, yet the people there don't follow these rules, so what is going on? I been around every state and saw that no one was following covid safety and yet there is supposed to be a pandemic, i didn't see one when i was traveling, when you come back to Victoria the media says that there is a pandemic and we must do something about it, well i don't actually see it and they are scaring people. Everyone is doing everything here so tell me why we are getting false numbers? The tests can be tampered with so can the numbers, We may be used as bait.
Anonymous on Apr 06, 2021:
Victoria Police are the most corrupt force in the country, throw in most politicians and you have a system that is Rotten to the core.. Drugs, drinking, prostitution, extortion, pedophilea , rape, murder, insider trading.... It’s been proven and there is evidence, still being covered up as books have been black banned , media told to stay away from story from vic police themselves.. from the very top to the bottom , widespread corruption is prolific in Victoria....
Anonymous on Oct 27, 2020:
I don't get the comments talking about break ins, I never had a single one, and I was born here!
Person on Oct 23, 2020:
Melbourne is very safe. I don't know what the comments are talking about. LOVE MELBOURNE!!! Been living here since I was 2.
Korpus on Sep 09, 2020:
Don't listen to the alarmist comments below. Melbourne is one of the safest cities in the world which is why it scores highly in livibility indexes. The city's multiculturalism is one of its strengths. There is no city like it.
Skylah on Aug 07, 2020:
I felt so unsafe in Melbourne and now its full of Coronavirus, will never be back. Found a lovely place in Townsville, Qld, love it here, so warm and I feel much safer.
jj on Aug 06, 2020:
do not walk around areas of north Melbourne - places like roxburgh park, Craigieburn, dandenong, sunshine, broadmeadows and frankston there is a high crime rate of youths and they can be VERY dangerous at times
Larry on Jul 29, 2019:
I grew up in Melbourne and was subjected to regularly being insulted while walking down the street during daytime. People also like to vandalise public and private property all over Melbourne. At night you need to look behind you regularly. Also, in the city on a night out you need to avoid people who are drunk because they enjoy starting up a fight just for thrills. There are regular "glassings" to the face where a drunk smashes a glass bottle or glass on someone's face. There are also problems of someone being "king-hit" where someone just comes and punches a stranger in the head for no reason (sometimes resulting in death) and I even saw a man do this to a police officer at around 6pm in the city centre while coming how from work. These things are so common that the terms "king-hit" and "glassing" is used by the local media and are exclusive to Australia. Every weekend (look at the local nespapers online for yourself) the police will arrest groups of drunken louts in the city causing fights with strangers and damaging property. As another commenter below noted these groups of drunken Anglo-Saxon-Celtic white men are a big problem due to not being able to manage the alcohol and perhaps a culture of fighting seen as some kind of past time. Growing up there you think this is "normal" and are desensitised to it, but once I moved overseas I realised how abnormal, dangerous, violent and distressing these things are.
auscit on Jun 09, 2019:
People who break into homes or mug people do not deserve to die. Murderers deserve to die. Some people are too poor to support their family, and sometimes people get desperate. Theft and robbery is bad, don't get me wrong, but someone who most likely only tries to do this to support their family in the toughest of times does not deserve to be killed. Thieves and robbers should be thrown in jail, yes, and especially if they are repeat offenders. But killing them? Everyone has the right to their property, and I believe trespassers should be dealt with or scared away, but a petty crime such as robbery is no justification for blatant and outright murder.
auscit on Jun 09, 2019:
Look, I have no idea what tf everyone leaving comments on this page is talking about, bc half of these people are foreigners leaving bad comments and nitpicking every little crime that may, or may not have occurred in or around the city. This is fkng Melbourne, one of the most advanced and safest cities in the country, walking around at daytime is completely safe in the city as there are policemen on every block making sure the streets are safe and sound. Melbourne has a bustling nightlife, with the city staying alive and secure well through the night. Although there is a small chance of getting mugged in this city, you can be sure that it is almost guaranteed that you will never be physically harmed or assaulted in this city. The scariest thing that will most likely happen is a poor guy asking for 5 or 10 bucks. I will admit that there are many beggars in the street, but you should be safe if you keep your distance from them, however in most cases they are harmless. People usually only get aggressive when they are provoked, which young teenagers and adults sometimes take for granted. I can assure ya'll that walking around the city alone is very safe, and if travelling in a group or even just with one other person basically means no-one will ever try to bother you, as you have another person on your side and most people in the city most likely want to keep their privacy too. People in Melbourne are very colourful, many different cultures and ethnicities as Melbourne is very multicultural. Drugs can be a problem in Melbourne, but laws are very strict against them and they most likely won't affect you unless you are taking them. I'd say Melbourne is safer than most cities in America, as no-one can own a semi-auto or automatic firearm let alone carry carry them around in public. Laws against knives in public are also very strict, as you can only carry one around in public for work or professional purposes. The only people that would ever be allowed to carry around a pistol or rifle in public are police and private security services. All in all, everyone who comments on here is either a super prejudiced, Australian patriot skinhead or a foreigner wanting to leave a bad comment for laughs. I have no idea if this website is even a reputable source for safety ratings in cities and countries, but when I see these comments about my home city it does bring out the little patriot in me. Don't listen to these trolls wanting to give Melbourne a bad look on this website, they're just sitting behind their keyboard laughing and feeling good about themselves.
CheckTheStats on Feb 25, 2019:
The majority of comments expressed here are based on racism, prejudice, and barbaric attitudes towards the perpetrator. They are the views of people who would , if they had there own way, they would reinstate capital punishment. The last person to be hanged in Melbourne was Ronald Ryan, in 1969. He was inocent but the Premier at that time was Henry Bolte and he had an election coming up in the near future. His comment at the time was “The next man to be convicted in this States goes to the gallows. The statistics for homicide indicate that murders have reduced in the last 40 years. No person has the right to take the life of another individual. I still have vivid memories of where I was working and what I was doing the morning Ronald Ryan was hanged and I hope it never happenes again. Ronald Ryan wasn’t the first innocent person to go to the gallows, but I hope he is the last.
Anon on Feb 22, 2019:
House robbery is way too common, ask anyone around you and they will probably have had experiences with break ins or attempts (multiple even). Increase in street harassment, sexual predators, homelessness and more. Not safe anymore. Police is not doing anything about break ins, we have to buy our own security cameras and add locks on doors to feel more 'secure'.
Matthew Guy on Nov 18, 2018:
Crime ain’t that bad really but I need to lie and scare people into voting for me!