According to crime statistics released for the 2019 to 2020 period, Wyndham has had a notable increase of 17.4% in regards to crime.
In 2019 the total criminal incidents were 11,726, whereas in 2020, there were 13,763 incidents reported. The highest increases in Wyndham during this period relate to the following four offences:
Wyndham's Top 5 Principal Offence Subgroups by Incident
Deputy Police Commissioner Rick Nugent said in an address today that a new operation called Operation Alliance has also started to eliminate gang violence which is also largely responsible for some of the increases.
Wyndham has some hotspots where the crime rates have increased over the last year with Werribee showing the highest amount across the area.
Wyndham's Top Five Crime Hotspots by Incident
There has also been a 5.5% rise in incidents of family violence with 2,677 women being affected and 743 men.