Your community has spoken!
Knox residents completed more than 763 community safety surveys in July, August and September 2018 to help identify the local safety concerns that matter the most to them.
If you completed an online survey via Engage Victoria, or were part of the many residents that shared your insights to Victoria Police at Knox Shopping Centre, or one of the many locations in Boronia, Rowville Knox, Ferntree Gully, Upper Ferntree Gully, Bayswater, Wantirna, Boronia or The Basin, thank you for your involvement.
We heard what you had to say about safety in Knox. You told us that you were concerned about drug related violence, violent crime, anti-social behaviour of young people as well as dangerous driving.
Knox crime statistics and local safety initiatives
The latest crime statistics for Knox reveal a positive trend across the community with a 14.2 per cent drop in the number of thefts and a 24.4 per cent drop in burglary and break and enters. There has also been a 6.7 per cent drop in the breaches of orders and a 8.7 per cent drop in deception.
Victoria Police is continually using intelligence to conduct operations to address community concerns, with the Youth Tasking Unit, Criminal Investigation Unit, Highway Patrol, Community Engagement Unit and external stakeholders working together on crime priorities.
Knox police have good working relationships with local safety groups and external providers to educate the community around crime prevention techniques. Police encourage the community to report crime as it occurs, which helps police to quickly apprehend offenders who are committing crimes in the community, ensuring these people appear before the courts.
New youth specialist positions have been created in Knox to further assist local police engage with young people, which includes working with other agencies to identify young people vulnerable to criminality and divert them from becoming involved in criminal activities.
Watch a short video about the results of the recent police community engagement in Knox:
What’s next for your Community Safety Network
As part of the next phase of the Community Safety Network in Knox, Victoria Police and Department of Justice and Community Safety will be looking closely at the information gathered from the face-to-face engagement activities and online surveys and will feed these insights into the Knox local community safety committee, who will oversee the delivery of community safety initiatives in your community.
This information may also be used to help inform local operational policing priorities as well as community safety and crime prevention activities overseen by project partners, Neighbourhood Watch and Crime Stoppers.
If you would like to receive further information about the Knox project, enter your email address into the ‘Stay informed’ section on this page.
Find out more
- Find out about your local policing priorities by speaking to one of your local police officers, either at a station or when they're out in the community.
- Keep in touch with your local police and let them know what’s important to you by following the Knox Eyewatch Facebook page
- Find out more about your local Neighbourhood Watch at nhw.com.au
- Visit the Crime Statistics Agency Victoria website for more information about the latest crime statistics in your community.
- For crime prevention tips and resources visit www.crimeprevention.vic.gov.au