Harms from alcohol, drugs, gambling, road trauma, violence and crime all have a significant impact on the health and safety of an individual, as well as on the broader community.

  • 66% of adults in Frankston City are at increased lifetime risk of alcohol related harm, and 21% are at increased risk of alcohol related injury, due to drinking five or more standard drinks on a single occasion.

    Victorian Population Health Survey 2017

  • In the year to September 2021, Victoria Police recorded 4,578 reports by victims of criminal offences in Frankston City, which is the 10th highest rate in Metro Melbourne.

    Crime Statistics Agency

  • $62.65 million was lost on pokies in Frankston City’s nine gaming venues during 2018-19, equating to an average of $582 per resident aged over 18 years.

    Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission

  • There have been 20 road fatalities in Frankston City over the past five years (to 2021), the majority of which were male.

    Transport Accident Commission

Council’s role

Council has a role in the prevention and minimisation of harm and projects that address the underlying causes of crime and improve community safety.

Read the Discussion Paper in the Document Library to learn more

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