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Making Victoria safer

The Victorian Government and Victoria Police share a commitment to reduce crime and keep our state safe. Challenges to community safety require smart, flexible and action-oriented policing.

This approach embraces technology and community collaboration. Victoria Police works with government agencies and partners across the state to keep Victoria safe. A safer Victoria hinges on community confidence in police as well as community participation in stopping crime.

The Government has set five priorities to make Victoria safer:

  1. Reducing harm – by identifying threats and preventing crime
  2. Increasing connection to the community – with high police presence and involvement in our communities
  3. Putting victims first – so they are at the centre of policing
  4. Holding offenders to account – so people who commit crime are punished
  5. Improving Victoria Police capability, culture and technology - so they have the tools they need to do their jobs.

The 2019-20 Community Safety Statement outlines:

  • what we have been doing
  • what you will see in your communities
  • key facts and figures
  • new commitments
  • case studies illustrating the changes you have seen in your communities.

It builds on the strong foundation of the previous two statements. The Government and Victoria Police aim for continuous improvement in how they respond to changing needs of Victorian communities.

Foreword from the Premier and Minister Foreword from the Chief Commissioner