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Published May 21st 2018
How you can stay safe in bustling Melbourne
On the whole, Melbourne is a friendly and safe city, but there are some dangers to avoid. These statistics show the cold hard facts about road hazards, crime, and risk across our metropolis.
The Worst Place for Driving
For the fifth year in a row, Springvale Road in Glen Waverley (according to the 2017 AAMI Crash Index) is the most dangerous. This notorious road is part of a major thoroughfare in Melbourne's eastern suburbs and attracts high volumes of traffic daily. Click here for some other dangerous intersections and roads.
Take care on the roads in busy Melbourne. Credits: Wikipedia, User: Udono.
Protect Your Valuables
The latest National Crime Statistics show the postcode with the highest number of aggravated robberies was actually in the CBD of Melbourne (Postcode 3000) with 159 incidents in 2017. Second on the list was St Albans with 67, and then Dandenong with 59. Naturally, large suburbs or those with many people passing through them have a chance for more crime.
Make sure your valuables are secure when you're out exploring Melbourne. Credits: Wikipedia, User: Tobias Maier
And finally, the Yarra River is the deadliest inland river per metre in Australia. New data shows alcohol, tourists and young men who dare each other to swim the river are contributing to tragic drownings. Save your swims for a calm day on the beautiful bay.
Swimming in most of the Yarra River is a bad idea. Credits: Wikipedia, User: JlascarJorge Lascar