Greater Bendigo's crime rate has increased since 2018 with a crime rate of 9347 per 100,000 people for the year ending in March - an increase of 12.4 per cent.
Data released by the Crime Statistics Agency shows it is a trend that was followed through central Victoria.
A number of local government areas saw a high crime number in 2017, followed by a decrease in 2018 ahead of a rise in offence in 2019.
Property and deception offences accounted for the largest number of the 11,025 crimes committed in Greater Bendigo in the 12-month period with 5387 offences committed.
Justice procedure offences were listed at 2406 with 1942 breach of order offences making up the bulk of that number.
Assault related crimes increased from 842 to 966 offences.
A decrease in recorded sexual offences saw the 2018 number drop from 485 to 407
Drug-related crimes climbed from 464 in 2018 to 562 by March, 2019.
Bendigo acting inspector Bruce Simpson said some increases were because of proactive efforts by police.
"The increase of justice procedures offences, so breaches of (things like) bail or intervention orders, are offences we are focusing on to hold offenders to account," he said.
"Weapons offences are up by 23 per cent which has been from us focusing on getting into the community and holding people to account."
Across the state, the number of offences recorded by Victoria Police to March, 2019, was 515,682 - an increase of 2.6 per cent.
Family incidents increased by eight per cent from 75,257 to 81,252.
Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton said that was an amazing amount of family violence incidents to be attending.
He said it equates to police attending a family violence incident every six minutes.
"It's an increase of around 6000 on that (12 month) period of time," he said. "We don't want to be attending one (family violence incident). Family violence (is something) we're trying to stamp out.
"We know it is a huge issue in society, so the fact the public have the increased confidence to report to us and that they can see we are taking action through those arrests, we take that as a real positive."
In Greater Bendigo, family violence common assault and serious assault offences were at 452 to March this year - an increase of 8.7 per cent. In 2018, the number stood at 416.
"We'd like to see no family violence, that's what we're striving for," acting inspector Simpson said. "Victoria Police right across the state have had an increased focus on family violence particularly after the royal commission.
"Any breaches of intervention orders, or assaults in relation to family violence, are being jumped on (quickly by police). Perpetrators are being held to account."
After recording 1195 offences in 2017, Mount Alexander Shire has seen a decrease in crime with 966 offences listed in the 12 months to March this year - 10 more than the 2018 total.
Theft made up 19.15 per cent of Mount Alexander's total crimes with 185 offences recorded.
From 2018 to 2019, crimes in the Macedon Ranges Shire Council area went up by 370 to 2468.
It was largely led by theft (826) and burglary/break and enter (207) offences.
The Loddon Shire recorded 493 crimes with 254 (51.5 per cent) property and deception offences responsible for more than half that number.
Firearms offences in the Loddon area went from 5 in 2018 to 20 in 2019.
Sexual offences in the Loddon Shire reduced from 30 to 20 in the 12-month period to March, 2019.
Central Goldfields experience a decrease in crimes committed over the past year with the number dropping from 1517 in 2018 to 1257 to March this year.
The number of thefts in Central Goldfields dropped from 426 to 184 while there were 346 breaches of orders in 2018 compared to 251 in 2019.
Increases were seen for drug use and possession (39 per cent), sexual offences (68 per cent), and assault related offences (19 per cent).
Campaspe saw 548 more crimes committed from 2018 to 2019 with the 1215 thefts recorded making up 30 per cent of the region's offences.
Sexual offences decreased from 176 to 100 while breaches of orders dropped from 683 to 640.
In the Buloke Shire area, the total number of offences continue to increase from 185 in 2017 to 227 in 2018 and 266 in 2019.
Drug offences were solely responsible for the increase with 3 being recorded in 2018 and 51 listed in 2019.
Of the 51 listed, 44 were drug use and possession, four for cultivating or manufacturing drugs and three for drug trafficking.
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