Last week, the Victorian Police Minister, Lisa Neville, said that the people of Melbourne still have a long way to go before they feel safe.  There has been a surge in aggravated invasions in Melbourne in the past year. One of your key factors in choosing a property to rent in Melbourne is safety.

Melbourne Aggravated Burglary Map 2012 – 2016

Hover the pointer to suburbs or input the suburb in the space to get the statistics.

Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs a hotspot for crime

The police tagged the south-east suburbs of Melbourne as areas that had a significant home invasion increase. These are Cranbourne, Skye and Devon Meadows. These neighbouring suburbs are 50 kilometres out of the Melbourne CBD. If you decide to rent in these suburbs of Melbourne, it will take about 1 1/2 hours on public transport to get into the city centre.

Victoria’s home invasion rate up by 40%

The number of home break-ins increased to 4200 in 2016 from 3000 in 2015 which probably will cause you anxiety while you are preparing your move to Melbourne.

What is an aggravated home invasion/burglary?

Aggravated home invasion means that the burglar broke in with a real or imitation weapon.

Melbourne suburbs with most number of aggravated burglary in 2016

Generally, Melbourne and its surrounding suburbs are safe places to rent a property. However, here are the areas that have the highest incidents of this type of crime.

Melbourne is still safe

Despite the alarming trend, Melbourne is still one of the safest cities in the world to relocate to and live in. For 5 years in a row, Melbourne is the most liveable city in the world. Compared to other cities, the instances of this crime is still low.  It’s a matter of choosing a rental property in a safer suburb in Melbourne.

Complete news article from The Age .