When it comes to determining how safe or unsafe a suburb is there are a few determining factors. For the sake of this list we stuck with the number of burglaries.
It might surprise you to know that three homes in Victoria are burgled every hour and a Budget Direct report found that Victoria has the largest number of break-ins. Here we discover the most burgled and the Melbourne suburbs to avoid.
The West has a particularly bad reputation but the stats back it up as it is the likeliest place of being robbed with one in 39 homes broken into yearly.
Suburbs include: Braybrook, Braybrook North and Robinson.
South-east of the Melbourne CBD lies the second most dangerous suburbs in Melbourne, these three neighbouring suburbs have a burglary rate of one in 46 homes.
Suburbs include: Cardinia, Clyde, Clyde North
Hume City Council
Some of the regulars on this list are the North-Western suburbs of Broadmeadows, Dallas and Jacana in the Hume City Council. Although their rates are improving they still make the list with one in 52 homes burgled.
Suburbs include: Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana
The Beveridge area is improving dramatically year on year but just scrapes into our list of the most burgled suburbs, it has gone from one in 36 homes last year to one in 55 homes this year.
Suburbs include: Beveridge – 1 in 55 homes
Here are a couple of things you can do to protect your home.
1. Don’t store your valuables in your undies drawer
- Upgrade your sliding doors
- Remove any valuables from your car overnight
- Clean your car! The cleaner it is the less likely you’ll be targeted
- Consider installing an alarm system
Use the RACV’s interactive Victorian Burglary Statistics map to determine the rate of your suburb.