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Crime rate in Ballarat, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 37/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    115,620

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    885.51 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    8,827

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    76.34

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    776

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

  • Property Crimes
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    5,204

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    6.71

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    45.01

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    28.57%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    74.04%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Ballarat crime trends

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Ballarat crime compared

Top crime types in Ballarat:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Ballarat there were 3,399 reported cases of Theft.

    3,399

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Ballarat there were 1,251 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    1,251

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Ballarat there were 888 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    888

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Ballarat there were 815 reported cases of Property damage.

    815

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Ballarat there were 749 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    749

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Ballarat there were 306 reported cases of Deception.

    306

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Ballarat there were 293 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    293

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Ballarat there were 274 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    274

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Ballarat there were 178 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    178

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Ballarat there were 151 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    151

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Ballarat there were 127 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    127

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Ballarat there were 106 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    106

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Ballarat there were 102 reported cases of Arson.

    102

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Ballarat there were 82 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    82

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Ballarat there were 28 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    28

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Ballarat there were 27 reported cases of Robbery.

    27

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Ballarat there were 24 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    24

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Ballarat there were 20 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    20

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Ballarat there were 5 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    5

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Ballarat there were 1 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    1

  • Transport regulation offences

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

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Ballarat

    1 in 149

    In 2023 in Ballarat your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 149

  • 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

  • Ballarat

    1 in 22

    In 2023 in Ballarat your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 22

  • 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 Ballarat rank in crime?

Ballarat lga is ranked 37/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Ballarat a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Ballarat?

The top crime types in Ballarat are Theft, Breaches of orders, Burglary/Break and enter.

What is the most reported crime in Ballarat?

3,399 Theft cases were reported in Ballarat in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Ballarat?

Crime in Ballarat has increased by 8.45% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Ballarat in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Ballarat?

The least safe suburb in Ballarat is Weatherboard, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Ballarat?

The safest suburb in Ballarat is Ballarat Central, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Ballarat crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Ballarat by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Weatherboard, Bald Hills (Vic.) and Windermere (Vic.).


Suburbs in Ballarat

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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