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Crime rate in Baw Baw, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 35/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    57,516

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    2,349.92 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    3,254

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    56.58

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    491

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

  • Property Crimes
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    1,371

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    8.54

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    23.84

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    40.85%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    39.64%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Baw Baw crime trends

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Baw Baw crime compared

Top crime types in Baw Baw:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Baw Baw there were 788 reported cases of Theft.

    788

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Baw Baw there were 568 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    568

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Baw Baw there were 480 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    480

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Baw Baw there were 322 reported cases of Property damage.

    322

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Baw Baw there were 233 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    233

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Baw Baw there were 145 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    145

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Baw Baw there were 138 reported cases of Deception.

    138

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Baw Baw there were 111 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    111

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Baw Baw there were 86 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    86

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Baw Baw there were 84 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    84

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

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

    82

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

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

    57

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Baw Baw there were 44 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    44

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Baw Baw there were 28 reported cases of Arson.

    28

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Baw Baw there were 26 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    26

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Baw Baw there were 23 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    23

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Baw Baw there were 21 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    21

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Baw Baw there were 11 reported cases of Robbery.

    11

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Baw Baw there were 4 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    4

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Baw Baw there were 2 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    2

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Baw Baw there were 1 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Baw Baw

    1 in 117

    In 2023 in Baw Baw your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 117

  • 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

  • Baw Baw

    1 in 42

    In 2023 in Baw Baw your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 42

  • 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 Baw Baw rank in crime?

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

Is Baw Baw a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Baw Baw?

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

What is the most reported crime in Baw Baw?

788 Theft cases were reported in Baw Baw in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Baw Baw?

Crime in Baw Baw has increased by 14.14% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Baw Baw in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Baw Baw?

The least safe suburb in Baw Baw is Yarragon South, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Baw Baw?

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

Where are Baw Baw crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Baw Baw by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Yarragon South, Aberfeldy and Warragul West.


Suburbs in Baw Baw

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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