Victorians feel increasingly less safe at home alone at night

Due to a rise in imported ethnic violence, Victorians are feeling less safe in their homes than 5 years ago.

Victorians are feeling increasingly less safe at home alone at night and walking around their neighbourhoods, according to new data that shows a five-year spike in public safety fears in the state.

A Productivity Commission report into justice services, released today, reveals 79.1 per cent of Victorians felt safe when they were at home by themselves at night last financial year, a sharp decline compared with 90.4 per cent recorded in 2013-14.

Victoria, which has been gripped by a series of crimes involving Sudanese gangs, a terrorist incident last June and the Bourke Street massacre, matches the Northern Territory in recording the equal-lowest percentage of people who felt safe at night in 2016-17.

The state also registered the lowest percentage of residents who felt safe walking during the day and after dark.

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