Voters in key inner-city Victorian seats up for grabs in next month's state election couldn't care less about law and order despite the crimewave apparently engulfing their backyards, research commissioned exclusively for Crikey has revealed.

A compilation of state-wide Roy Morgan Research data between July 2008 and July 2010 shows just 2.4% of voters in the knife-edge seats of Richmond, 6.7% in Melbourne and 9.4% in Brunswick rate reducing crime and maintaining law and order an important issue.