Crime in Melbourne, Australia

Crime rates in Melbourne, Australia

Level of crime
46.69 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
69.10 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
42.38 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
38.88 Low
Worries car stolen
34.42 Low
Worries things from car stolen
40.62 Moderate
Worries attacked
42.91 Moderate
Worries being insulted
45.31 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
29.17 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
55.78 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
53.50 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
46.16 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
35.34 Low

Safety in Melbourne, Australia

Safety walking alone during daylight
73.25 High
Safety walking alone during night
43.44 Moderate

Contributors: 582

Last update: August 2019

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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48 Comments so far

#Frederics on Jul 30, 2019 :
Burglary is a wilful act, especially breaking into houses with intent to injure & rob. Our present laws are still too weak to reduce burglaries & home invasions. That is why an unwanted person or intruder gets smashed up by the wrong types or have Kangal dogs or Pitbulls finish him off.
#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.
#Pyongyang Peng on May 23, 2019 :
All criminals, perpetrators of the law, sex predators, child molesters etc. etc. should get treatment similar to what North Korean police officials would do. Namely torture that offender, smash him up in the legs & arms, kick him really hard in the ass & genitals etc. Comrade President Kim Jong Un approves of such methods of treatment meted out to offenders. The North Korean leader does not waste time in court trials & talks.
#Anonymous on Mar 01, 2019 :
The next will be Codey M.C Hermann the Aboriginal rapper, who had NO right at all to take the life of Aiia Maarsawe(exchange student) in Bundoora over a month ago. North Korean police would have bisected Codey Herrman's head if the incident occurred in Pyongyang.
#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'.
#Belakang Hadapan on Jan 31, 2019 :
James Gargasoulas states that he is not evil. Thats a controversy because he killed all those people with his car. Writing letters to the families who have lost their loved ones is of no avail. The dead cannot come back & James should have known that as well as any kid. Apologies mean nothing. He kills then apologises for what he's done. Getting into a rage, depressive issues, states of mind etc. etc.are all no excuses. James Gargasoulas has murdered those people, not with a knife or a gun or an axe but with his car. The act behind it is nonetheless the same. Unfortunately, with death, the situation cannot be reversed.
#Sa'ad Mupan Habichuela on Jan 28, 2019 :
Barely over a week ago, a retarded rapper monkey, Codey Kulla Kulla MyCunt Hermann killed an exchange student near the Polaris Cafe, Bundoora & now, 2 teenagers were attacked by 20 African youths at the Wyndham Vale bus/train station. So much for public safety in Melbourne ! Where are the police ? Having coffee & watching The Simpsons ? Get the North Vietnamese Police in to set matters right.
#Paulus Ball on Jan 27, 2019 :
The Chinese are always putting their feelers out for business ventures. For them, a visit is to find out if money can start piling up. The biggest Melbourne retard of the year is none other than Aboriginal Codey Kulla Kulla a.k.a MC Cuntdez Herrman, with the brains of a slug. Retribution will be coming Codey's way. Unfortunately for Codey, he asked for it.
#Harriet Balles on Jan 26, 2019 :
Since Melbourne was overtaken by the Chinese, the city has been awash with drugs, heroin and crystal meth are out of control and the crime that comes with a drug epidemic has escalated considerably.
Melbourne is now the capital of car thefts, home invasions and muggings. Hit and runs by drug affected youth is a daily occurrence.
There is also a massive new migrant population from India so you get the sexual assaults that comes with that, be very vigilant on public transport.
There has also been a number of Islamic terror attacks either carried out or caught in the late planning stages, these are usually covered up by the media as mental illness issues but everyone knows what they are.
All in all, a multicultural nightmare and the only tourists still stupid enough to come here are the Chinese.
#Hazan Abdul Manaf on Jan 24, 2019 :
B4 N Afta ! Yea, MC Codez Codey Hermann. B4 you'll be Codey Hermann. Afta, you'll be all cut up & burnt !
#Ramli Abdul Manaf on Jan 24, 2019 :
You don't have to pen dark lyrics about demons, Codey Fuck Arse Hermann. Just look in the mirror & you'll see a black pig with a grin as wide as his arse crack. Jihadis know about what you've done, black pig. Your black body will be tortured for that. You think it will all be over for you ? Oh, no ! Even the beginning has not started as yet. You'll find out soon. You are a djinn/demon inside a black body, Codey. When they have done you up, your balls will start talking to your cock ! No chance of escape, Codey Hermann. Sorry.
#Los Departimentados on Jan 24, 2019 :
You hear the news, Melbournians ? Sean Price, who stabbed Masa Vukotic to death(49 times) in 2015, wants his life jail sentence cut short ! Sean Price, who has a track record of raping women, wants to be as free as a lark ! Yes, Price could be "free" provided he is sent to ISIS for further treatment ! In fact, Jill Meagher's killer(Adrian) & Aiia Maasawe's killer(Codey Hermann) too, can also be sent to ISIS to be "free" !!
Killers, like these are wasting taxpayers money in jail. Either cut their arms off & let them go or blow them up.
#Philip Andrews on Jan 23, 2019 :
Best treatment to cure Sean Price ? Put him in an enclosure with rottweilers !
After Codey Hermann has masturbated in Sean's arsehole !
#Philip Andrews on Jan 23, 2019 :
In 2015, schoolgirl(aged 17), Masa Vukotic, was killed by Sean Price just because Masa was "talking" to a bird. In the same line of argument Sean Price should be killed too, as he(Sean) is off his rocker.
Sean Price can get his cock up Codey Herman's arse while Codey sucks Sean's dick ! Codey can rap Sean's arse
while Sean does the cha cha ! That would be a killer show of "talent" !
#Mushwa Al Fatah on Jan 22, 2019 :
Aboriginals like Codey Hermann pollute the environment just by their existence. Aboriginal or otherwise, there should be no light sentences for this black dog who has brought death, grief & agony to the Maarsawe family.
There is no guarantee that Codey Hermann will not repeat this act of his.To be absolutely certain Codey does not "re offend", just slice off both his hands. Codey Hermann ought to be tortured for what he did to Aiia Maarsawe, who is a complete stranger to him. Smash up Codey Hermann in jail. Stamp on his genitals & kick him around for trying to be "smart". Break his arms for those are the hands that killed Aiia Maarsawe for nothing.
Codey Hermann has to learn hard.
#Hatuan Razak on Jan 22, 2019 :
Yes, Australia CAN be a safe country for all, provided anti crime laws become extremely tough & men responsible for murdering women, get blown to bits. Codey Hermann can spend his last days rapping his black cock & masturbating himself.
#Pa' Abu Mydin on Jan 22, 2019 :
All the crying, the sadness, the remorse etc. etc. will not bring Aya Maasawre back. She has gone from the world at age 21. Why ? Because of one Aboriginal pig who was trying to be smart. Codey Hermann has brought death to the Maasarwe family Because of his actions, Codey will have to pay with his blood. Not by Victorian law but by Islamic law. Codey will likely be tortured by Islam Palestinians. Its only a matter of time. Then, honesty will "return" to Codey Herman in his coffin ! The best way to stop killers is to either kill them or cut their arms off. Codey Hermann can do all the rapping, the Jack Daniels drinking, the dancing he wants.
But there is no escape for murder, especially for what he has done in Bundoora. Violent Aboriginals or any violent criminals are easily destroyed by the Indonesian Army, Hamas or Al Shabab. Codey Herman/M.C. Cockhead has the intelligence level of a snail.
#Mushwa Al Fatah on Jan 21, 2019 :
There will be no peace for you, Codey Hermann. You will have to watch your back from the day you did this.
You will not go unnoticed in the Middle East. Pray that you do not get cut up in pieces or bomb blasted. Your
hands have shed blood. They are after your blood, Codey Herman.
#Sadam bin Fauzi on Jan 20, 2019 :
Codey Hermann is an Aboriginal dog, that will die at the hands of Palestinian gunmen.
#Ustaz bin Alwi on Jan 20, 2019 :
Information on the murder of Aiia Maasarwe has reached Hamas, Al Shabab & ISIS. They know where to find Codey Hermann, the killer. Codey had better do some rapping before his coffin arrives !
#Rudi Herman on Jan 19, 2019 :
Persistently violent men with criminal intent have to be taught the hard way. Jail is too soft as there are T.V., video arcades, snooker, movies etc. Jail is too comfortable. If such males refuse to learn, smashing them up physically is perhaps one way. Putting them in a pen with a pit bull or a rottweiler should also teach them. Indonesian police do torture hard core criminals & its worse in Saudi Arabia. Going around murdering women has got to stop. If this continues, it will only get worse. Cody Herman has no fear of the police but he should fear Al Shabab ! The black arse rapper can rap up a tune in Arabic, dancing around at the same time, flapping his genitals ! The movie, Death Wish has the right approach for violent criminals. Charles Bronson blew up criminals like candles being snuffed out on a birthday cake !
#Hambali on Jan 19, 2019 :
Cody Hermann, that self styled Aboriginal rapper is a total disgrace to Aboriginal Australia & rightfully deserves to be blown up. Coming from a broken family background is no excuse to kill anyone. As Aiia Maasrwe is of Arab Irsaeli background, send Cody Hermann to Hamas or ISIS & they will deal with him. Cody Hermann will be watched by those unseen, notably Hamas agents. They will lie in wait, as a saltwater croc waits for its chance. Cody will have his arms sawn off slowly but definitely. Cody Hermann is being watched since Aiia was murdered. Cody Herman will be rapping in his coffin.
#Muhamad Ubudiah on Jan 18, 2019 :
That cockhead, Cody Herrmann is the one who murdered Alia Maasawe, the Israeli student. Cody will be rapping his genitals for the rest of his life locked up.Such people like Cody should lose their hands as it was his hands that murdered Alia. If Alia was Muslim, Cody Herrman will have his limbs blown apart and his dick shoved into his mouth. Alia should have lived & Cody Hermann shot.
#Ustaz Ubudiah bin Kadir on Jan 17, 2019 :
Next up was a 21 year old Israeli student gone. Where ? In Melbourne & the police are still reading the papers & watching TV ! Killers deserve to be shot at point blank range. The answer to all mentally deranged persons' issues is a forced conversion to Islam, which will set them straight. More & more innocent victims are being taken in Melbourne recently & if nothing is done, its just going to get from bad to worse. Ultimately, Melbourne & Los Angeles will be on the same footing. All forms of criminal gangs & lone wolves must be wiped out first before law & order are to take place.
#Frank Rogers on Jan 16, 2019 :
Anglo-Celtic, African etc. etc. whatever. Troublemakers have to be physically flogged with steel/iron studded belts in public. Australia is a nation of peace & if such men are bent on creating unnecessary trouble, ISIS methods are about the best for them otherwise everybody is going to live in fear of stepping outside & going anywhere. Indonesian Police will smash these men up so hard that there will be no chance of re offending.
As Amran Syed Najib said, the Indonesian Army can re establish law & order where the local police fail.
Injuring bystanders for the fun of it is a serious problem. Imagine if drunk violent men get their limbs blown off Hamas style. That would be funny ! Troublemakers & offenders have to be dealt with especially when strangers get injured for nothing.
#Annie on Jan 14, 2019 :
The real crime problem in Melbourne are drunken Anglo-Celtic White men who get too drunk on weekends and become violent and abusive towards total strangers. It's a deep part of Australian culture, and nobody in Australia seems to see it as a problem. They love deflecting from themselves onto ethnic minorities ('African gangs')...
#Amran Syed Najib on Dec 30, 2018 :
African street gangs are slowly taking over Melbourne with individuals being injured or killed in the process.
The Victorian police appear weak in resolving these crimes. If the need arises to shoot violent criminals, just take aim & fire like is done in North Korea. Get all criminal Africans born outside Australia out. Deport them once & for all. It appears that only fire arms will stop such criminals. Or pay the Indonesian Army to come in & finish the job !
#Ustaz Haji Muhydin on Nov 27, 2018 :
Violent home invasion thieves should be shot. Make no mistake about that. If a thief has to die, its his fault. He should just stop what he is doing and leave. No problem. If he does not, blow his head off ISIS style ! Anywhere where its easy picks, burglars will try their luck. Worst of all, they try to attack home residents. There should be no room for home invasions in any country. Australia is peaceful & that is the way it should be. Violent home invasion burglars deserve to die.Or hack their limbs off as by Hudud law in Islam.
#Matthew Guy on Nov 18, 2018 :
Crime ain’t that bad really but I need to lie and scare people into voting for me!
#Anonymous on Sep 20, 2018 :
Break in pollutes a bed mattress and then put dispel all over blankets to nfected peoles life’s urinates fucking everywhere bombs the lounge with gas attacks of smelt peroll por something g down the showers drams then dosnt say one thing pollutes the washing machine and then there the work place abuse where there’s some strange numbing and eye lazing abuse occur right towards the eyes and of course I’m the only one it occurs too funny that hey it a conspiracy for sure
#Ustaz Haji Nasrulah on Aug 29, 2018 :
Smash up the bones of any man if he attacks women. Break up the rib cage, twist his arms off and break his jaw. All that should fix him up. If that does not work, get a pistol & blast his genitals off !
#Amrullah Sipadan Ali on Aug 19, 2018 :
That bastard who bashed & sexually attacked a 22 year old woman in Melbourne 2013 should be looking over his shoulder for even worse that's coming to him. He will have a concentrated sulphuric acid "shower" at the end !
First will be the removal of his genitals, which will be forced down his throat. Next, his wrists will be completely broken. As he injured that woman in the head, he will have his head drilled. Next on the menu will be the breaking of his legs, followed by the sulfuric acid bath !
#Abdul Kadir Alwi on Jul 04, 2018 :
Looks like everyone is going to live in fear of home invaders ! No such thing. Even if a violent thug has to be taught a lesson, just do it. Shoot him in his genitals. Smash his head up with a steel bar if he goes too far. And even break his legs really good and see if he will re offend ! One of the best confrontations a thief can have is with a Rottweiler, a German Shepherd or a Mastiff ! Let the dogs out and watch the show ! Imagine that burglar getting bitten in his private parts, his legs & face. The thief forces open the door, you open up his head !
#Tony on Jun 19, 2018 :
I moved here in October 2017, and I've already had to call the cops 6 times since arriving. I've been followed and harassed three times. Twice I was chased by guys on a bike, another on foot. Melbourne isn't super dangerous, but I'm still surprised at how unsafe I feel.
#Hamid bin Isfahan on Feb 28, 2018 :
All the security cameras will not stop a determined burglar from breaking in. The best methods(employed in countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia etc.) are to seriously injure an offender by bashing him up very hard and perhaps even breaking his arms & legs. He is certain not to re offend after that ! That poor Queensland tradie(tradu) was bashed up by 13 people but that tradie caused no offence. Indonesians do bash home intruders & burglars up real hard.
#Abdul Hadad on Feb 20, 2018 :
That racist thug at a Coles supermarket, who unleashed foul words at an innocent Asian woman for no reason, will be watched by our brothers in Islam. If he is found, his head will be blown off. Thats guaranteed so that troublemakers will be kept off the streets. That man should buy a ticket & fly out of Melbourne if he wants to live.
#Joao on Jan 30, 2018 :
You guys are mad or what?! Is there really someone that considers Melbourne as a dangerous city??!? C'moooon.... It's a huge city, of course that there're robbery, violence, etc, etc, but even in the smallest village in the world you'll have it...
Melbourne's safe, brilliant and very special! Don't give your opinion if you have nothing to compare with...
#Daniel Andrews on Jan 08, 2018 :
Most dangerous major city in Australia, crime rapidly increasing in recent years. Police take 1-3 hours to turn up in this place.
#Anonymous on Nov 01, 2017 :
Safe city, never felt threatened.. maybe a bit worried in the early hours of the morning at a nightclub or something. But, during the day - 100% safe. Stay out of suburbs such as Dandenong, Frankston, Broadmeadows, Coburg, etc.. and you'll be fine. Inner city and close suburbs are safe. Lived here for 5 years.
#Anonymous on Oct 27, 2017 :
I've lived in Melbourne my whole entire life and I find it quite safe, there are rarely crimes committed in the inner city as it is often crowded even in the middle of the night therefore criminals are too afraid to commit crimes as there would be many, many witnesses. Although there is quite a bit of petty crime in areas with less of a population. I will conclude by saying that Melbourne is safe as long as you stay in areas you're familiar with and areas that are well populated
#Admin on Jul 22, 2016 :
This data are based currently at surveys of 180 people. Some people could have a different views.
#jake on Jul 21, 2016 :
Safe city? this place is fuckin dangerous, more dangerous than joburg. car jackings and burglaries every day and violence. Well. thats Stillbourne for ya, the capital of Sucktoria
#Tony on Jul 21, 2016 :
You can put all these:
Worries home broken and things stolen
Worries being mugged or robbed
Worries car stolen
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
To very high now, its been happening every week
#newbie on Dec 14, 2015 :
I am soon moving to Melbourne but it feels that property rents are very high :(
#Dean Farrell on Sep 11, 2015 :
I've been living in Melbourne for 25 yrs and its a very safe city. The people are friendly and helpful. Like every city in the world there are occasional incidents that happen but I feel safe walking just about anywhere.