Crime is on the rise in Wodonga with statistics released on Thursday showing a 17 per cent increase in offences.
The total number of criminal incidents - which can include multiple offences - also grew by 15 per cent in the 12 months to June.
Police recorded 3,854 offences, up from 3,294 in the previous 12-month period.
The most common offence was for family violence order breaches, followed by thefts from cars, criminal damage, other thefts and drug possession.
Wangaratta's criminal incidents and offences both grew by about 6.2 per cent, with increases also recorded in Indigo, Alpine and Benalla shires.
Wodonga's crime rate, by population, is generally in line with the state average.
There were 90 cars stolen in the 12 month period, along with 47 bikes.
The latest crime data for the Albury council area shows there were a massive 231 cars stolen in the region over the same period.
The combined figures show nearly one vehicle each day is being stolen in Albury-Wodonga, some of which end up being torched.
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Albury's rate of car thefts grew significantly compared to the previous 12 month period when 151 were stolen.
Wangaratta police are also investigating a spate of thefts from cars.
Sergeant Brian McCormick told The Border Mail earlier this week there had been recent incidents recorded in Cribbs Road, Murdoch Road, Thomas Wedge Drive and Brash Avenue.
"Any little deterrent, like locking a car, will move them on," he said.
"If it's unlocked, it's easy for them to see change and take it."