Depending on whereabout in Coburg I guess. We are living close to the Merri Creek part of Coburg and always feel very safe here.
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!
Moreland is generally pretty good for crime as a whole, compared to surrounding councils such as Hume.
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.