Mildura listed as one of Victoria’s car theft hot-spots

May 23, 2024 9:02 am in by

Mildura is one of the top areas in Victoria where cars are being stolen.

Mildura is third in Victoria behind Melbourne’s CBD and Port Phillip, also in Melbourne.

Data from the Crime Statistics Agency shows Mildura had a rate of 579 thefts per one-hundred thousand people.

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Authorities say locals can take simple action to stop cars becoming a target, saying thieves are mostly opportunistic, often going around streets checking door handles.

Simple measures include includes taking valuables out of vehicles and making sure they are locked.