The crime rate in Victoria continues to rise, according to figures released by the Police Chief Commissioner, Ken Lay.

The total number of offences from June 2012 to June this year has increased 3.4 per cent driven by increases in abductions and homicides.

Crimes against the person are up by 5.3 per cent to a total of over 58,000 offences driven by increases in abduction, assault, homicide and sex crimes.

Drug offences are also up by 12 per cent, but there has been a 15.7 per cent decline in robberies and property offences.

Property crimes are also down. Theft from motor vehicles fell by 9.6 per cent.

Mr Lay says family violence remains a major problem and has increased 400 per cent over the past decade.

"Offences arising from family violence incidents accounted for more than a third of all crime against the person offences over the past year," he said.

"It's alarming that such a high volume of crime is being committed in the home and that people are at risk in their homes."

There were 60,829 family incident reports submitted by police, a jump of 21.6 per cent.