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Crime rate in Ararat, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 50/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    12,920

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    4,919.50 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    1,032

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    79.88

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    149

    Total number of violent crimes in the LGA (homicide, assault, sexual assault, robbery, etc...)

  • Property Crimes
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    455

    Total number of property crimes in the LGA (arson, burglary, theft, car theft, etc...)

  • Violent Crimes
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    11.53

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    35.22

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    57.55%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    63.18%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Ararat crime trends

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Ararat crime compared

Top crime types in Ararat:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Ararat there were 212 reported cases of Theft.

    212

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Ararat there were 183 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    183

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Ararat there were 148 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    148

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Ararat there were 137 reported cases of Property damage.

    137

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Ararat there were 98 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    98

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Ararat there were 43 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    43

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Ararat there were 37 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    37

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Ararat there were 33 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    33

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Ararat there were 32 reported cases of Deception.

    32

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Ararat there were 31 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    31

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Ararat there were 23 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    23

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Ararat there were 14 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    14

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Ararat there were 10 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    10

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Ararat there were 9 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    9

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Ararat there were 8 reported cases of Arson.

    8

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Ararat there were 6 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    6

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Ararat there were 2 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    2

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Ararat there were 2 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    2

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Ararat there were 2 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    2

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Ararat there were 1 reported cases of Robbery.

    1

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Ararat there were 1 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Ararat

    1 in 87

    In 2023 in Ararat your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 87

  • VIC

    1 in 146

    In 2023 in VIC your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 146

  • Australia

    1 in 95

    In 2023 in Australia your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 95

Chances of becoming a victim of a Property crime

  • Ararat

    1 in 28

    In 2023 in Ararat your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 28

  • VIC

    1 in 31

    In 2023 in VIC your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 31

  • Australia

    1 in 28

    In 2023 in Australia your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 28

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does Ararat rank in crime?

Ararat lga is ranked 50/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Ararat a safe lga?

Ararat lga is a relatively unsafe area. Crime exists and may impact most people.

What are the main crime problems in Ararat?

The top crime types in Ararat are Theft, Breaches of orders, Assault and related offences.

What is the most reported crime in Ararat?

212 Theft cases were reported in Ararat in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Ararat?

Crime in Ararat has increased by 8.63% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Ararat in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Ararat in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Ararat?

The least safe suburb in Ararat is Bayindeen, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Ararat?

The safest suburb in Ararat is Willaura North, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Ararat crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Ararat by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Bayindeen, Bornes Hill and Ballyrogan.


Suburbs in Ararat

The data is based on annual 2023 data from state police departments and population data from the 2021 ABS Census. Rank is calculated for crimes weighted by severity and proportionate to population.

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