If you read the Leader, there's always some burglary in the area, but that's pretty standard really. A neighbor on Harding was burgled a few weeks ago. Some shots were fired into a house earlier in the year on Harding but never heard anything about it afterwards. And I witnessed a guy trying to change plates on a stolen car early 2 weeks ago, again on Harding. Called the police and they got him but I never heard anything afterwards. Funny thing was about 5-6 people walked past him that morning and never even noticed what he was at. Saying that, I don't feel unsafe but I think people should be more vigilant
I don't think so. There doesn't seem to be much petty crime - robberies, assault, graffitti etc. I feel safe walking there at night, and there seems to be a lot of young corporates and families in the area. It's a community where you know your neighbours, and I feel very safe as a female living alone there. I think there might be higher rates of organised crime in the Moreland area but that doesn't really effect us average people!
I used to live next door to Coburg (in Brunswick East) and also felt pretty comfortable when I was around there. I wouldn't leave my bike on the street but I didn't feel like I had to watch my back if I was walking down the streets. Sydney Road can be REALLY busy at times but that doesn't mean I didn't feel unsafe.