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Crime rate in Bellingen, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 48/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    14,247

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    1,349.67 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    971

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    68.15

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    192

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

  • Property Crimes
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    320

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    13.48

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    22.46

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    63.58%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    35.41%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Bellingen crime trends

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Bellingen crime compared

Top crime types in Bellingen:


  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Bellingen there were 131 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    131

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Bellingen there were 129 reported cases of Theft.

    129

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Bellingen there were 127 reported cases of Property damage.

    127

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Bellingen there were 97 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    97

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Bellingen there were 78 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    78

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Bellingen there were 75 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    75

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Bellingen there were 64 reported cases of Deception.

    64

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Bellingen there were 48 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    48

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Bellingen there were 43 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    43

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Bellingen there were 43 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    43

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Bellingen there were 29 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    29

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Bellingen there were 26 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    26

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Bellingen there were 21 reported cases of Arson.

    21

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Bellingen there were 17 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    17

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Bellingen there were 17 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    17

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Bellingen there were 11 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    11

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Bellingen there were 6 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    6

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

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

    3

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Bellingen there were 3 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    3

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Bellingen there were 2 reported cases of Robbery.

    2

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Bellingen there were 1 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Bellingen

    1 in 74

    In 2023 in Bellingen your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 74

  • 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

  • Bellingen

    1 in 45

    In 2023 in Bellingen your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 45

  • 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 Bellingen rank in crime?

Bellingen lga is ranked 48/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Bellingen a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Bellingen?

The top crime types in Bellingen are Assault and related offences, Theft, Property damage.

What is the most reported crime in Bellingen?

131 Assault and related offences cases were reported in Bellingen in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Bellingen?

Crime in Bellingen has increased by 11.48% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Bellingen in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Bellingen?

The least safe suburb in Bellingen is Fernbrook, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Bellingen?

The safest suburb in Bellingen is Valery, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Bellingen crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Bellingen by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Fernbrook, Megan and Kennaicle Creek.


Suburbs in Bellingen

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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