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Crime rate in Ballina, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 35/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    46,621

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    497.38 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    2,952

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    63.32

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    391

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

  • Property Crimes
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    1,147

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    8.39

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    24.60

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    40.04%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

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    Property Crimes
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    41.45%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Ballina crime trends

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Ballina crime compared

Top crime types in Ballina:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Ballina there were 677 reported cases of Theft.

    677

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Ballina there were 439 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    439

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Ballina there were 323 reported cases of Deception.

    323

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Ballina there were 273 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    273

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Ballina there were 245 reported cases of Property damage.

    245

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Ballina there were 205 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    205

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Ballina there were 171 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    171

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Ballina there were 135 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    135

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Ballina there were 100 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    100

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Ballina there were 87 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    87

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Ballina there were 74 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    74

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Ballina there were 66 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    66

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Ballina there were 57 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    57

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Ballina there were 34 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    34

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Ballina there were 20 reported cases of Arson.

    20

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Ballina there were 13 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    13

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Ballina there were 11 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    11

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Ballina there were 8 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    8

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Ballina there were 8 reported cases of Robbery.

    8

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Ballina there were 3 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    3

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Ballina there were 2 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    2

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Ballina there were 1 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Ballina

    1 in 119

    In 2023 in Ballina your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 119

  • NSW

    1 in 87

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

  • 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

  • Ballina

    1 in 41

    In 2023 in Ballina your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 41

  • NSW

    1 in 41

    In 2023 in NSW your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 41

  • 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 Ballina rank in crime?

Ballina lga is ranked 35/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Ballina a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Ballina?

The top crime types in Ballina are Theft, Justice procedures offences, Deception.

What is the most reported crime in Ballina?

677 Theft cases were reported in Ballina in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Ballina?

Crime in Ballina has increased by 15.67% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Ballina in 2023?

There were 2 Homicide and related offences cases in Ballina in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Ballina?

The least safe suburb in Ballina is Lynwood (NSW), by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Ballina?

The safest suburb in Ballina is South Ballina, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Ballina crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Ballina by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Lynwood (NSW), Meerschaum Vale and Goat Island.


Suburbs in Ballina

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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