Your community has spoken!

Pyrenees residents completed 338 community safety surveys in December 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 the Avoca Riverside and Beaufort Markets, Avoca and Landsborough community events, and also the Coffee with a Cop in Learmonth, thank you for your involvement.

Police out and about in Beaufort talking to residents about their community safety concerns

We heard what you had to say about safety in the Pyrenees. You told us that dangerous driving, theft from farms/ stock theft and road safety were your main safety concerns.

Watch a short video about the results of the recent police community engagement in Pyrenees:

What's next for your Community Safety Network

The Pyrenees Community Safety Advisory Group has been established by local police in collaboration with other Pyrenees community stakeholders to address the local safety concerns identified through the community safety survey.

Police will be out and about in the Pyrenees in May and June to let you know about the survey results and how they will be working with the local community to identify local solutions.

Tuesday 14 May 2019 11:30 AM – 01:00 PM

Beaufort Community Bank Complex

Official public launch of the Pyrenees Safety Advisory Group

The information from the survey 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.

Pyrenees is part of greater Ballarat area for this project. Visit the Ballarat CSN page to find out about the Ballarat project

If you would like to receive updated about the Pyrenees and Ballarat projects, enter your email address into the ‘Stay informed’ section on this page.

Pyrenees crime statistics

The latest crime statistics reveal a drop in the number of incidents of theft (-15.0 per cent), assault (-5.7 per cent) and property damage (-25.9 per cent). However, in the last 12 months, there was an increase in incidents of burglary/break and enter (+46.2 per cent) and arson (+283.3 per cent).

For more information about the latest crime statistics for Pyrenees download a one-page fact sheet prepared by the Crime Statistics Agency Victoria.

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