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Crime rate in Bega Valley, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 30/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    35,890

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    4,632.75 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    1,812

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    50.49

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    275

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

  • Property Crimes
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    579

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    7.66

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    16.13

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    35.21%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    18.11%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Bega Valley crime trends

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Bega Valley crime compared

Top crime types in Bega Valley:


  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Bega Valley there were 267 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    267

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Bega Valley there were 264 reported cases of Theft.

    264

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Bega Valley there were 215 reported cases of Property damage.

    215

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Bega Valley there were 198 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    198

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Bega Valley there were 180 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    180

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Bega Valley there were 129 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    129

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Bega Valley there were 127 reported cases of Deception.

    127

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Bega Valley there were 73 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    73

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Bega Valley there were 71 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    71

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Bega Valley there were 71 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    71

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Bega Valley there were 46 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    46

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Bega Valley there were 36 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    36

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Bega Valley there were 35 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    35

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Bega Valley there were 29 reported cases of Arson.

    29

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Bega Valley there were 29 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    29

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Bega Valley there were 15 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    15

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Bega Valley there were 14 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    14

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Bega Valley there were 5 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    5

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Bega Valley there were 4 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    4

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Bega Valley there were 2 reported cases of Robbery.

    2

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Bega Valley there were 2 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    2

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Bega Valley

    1 in 131

    In 2023 in Bega Valley your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 131

  • 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

  • Bega Valley

    1 in 62

    In 2023 in Bega Valley your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 62

  • 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 Bega Valley rank in crime?

Bega Valley lga is ranked 30/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Bega Valley a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Bega Valley?

The top crime types in Bega Valley are Miscellaneous offences, Theft, Property damage.

What is the most reported crime in Bega Valley?

267 Miscellaneous offences cases were reported in Bega Valley in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Bega Valley?

Crime in Bega Valley has increased by 0.55% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Bega Valley in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Bega Valley in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Bega Valley?

The least safe suburb in Bega Valley is Barragga Bay, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Bega Valley?

The safest suburb in Bega Valley is Green Cape, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Bega Valley crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Bega Valley by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Barragga Bay, Yellow Pinch and Angledale.


Suburbs in Bega Valley

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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