Melbourne has just beaten Sydney in another avenue – we’re officially the armed robbery capital of Australia.
The 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics victims of crime survey shows Victoria had 1900 armed robberies, up from 1400. NSW had 1070, down from 2150.
Victoria also had 52,700 cases of unlawful entry with intent, up from 44,400 in 2010. NSW recorded 41,200, down from 59,700.
To put things in perspective - in 2016 Victoria had 869 victims of unlawful entry per 100,000 residents. NSW had 533.