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Crime rate in Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 29/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    78,118

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    371.28 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    3,284

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    42.04

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    625

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

  • Property Crimes
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    1,100

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    8.00

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    14.08

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    37.83%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    13.28%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Blue Mountains crime trends

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Blue Mountains crime compared

Top crime types in Blue Mountains:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Blue Mountains there were 529 reported cases of Theft.

    529

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Blue Mountains there were 448 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    448

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Blue Mountains there were 424 reported cases of Property damage.

    424

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Blue Mountains there were 399 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    399

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Blue Mountains there were 320 reported cases of Deception.

    320

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Blue Mountains there were 310 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    310

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Blue Mountains there were 162 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    162

  • Drug use and possession

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

    151

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Blue Mountains there were 122 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    122

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Blue Mountains there were 96 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    96

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Blue Mountains there were 74 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    74

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Blue Mountains there were 63 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    63

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Blue Mountains there were 43 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    43

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Blue Mountains there were 35 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    35

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Blue Mountains there were 29 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    29

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Blue Mountains there were 25 reported cases of Arson.

    25

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Blue Mountains there were 17 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    17

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Blue Mountains there were 9 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    9

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Blue Mountains there were 9 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    9

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Blue Mountains there were 7 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    7

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

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

    6

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Blue Mountains there were 5 reported cases of Robbery.

    5

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Blue Mountains there were 1 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Blue Mountains

    1 in 125

    In 2023 in Blue Mountains your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 125

  • 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

  • Blue Mountains

    1 in 71

    In 2023 in Blue Mountains your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 71

  • 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 Blue Mountains rank in crime?

Blue Mountains lga is ranked 29/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Blue Mountains a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Blue Mountains?

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

What is the most reported crime in Blue Mountains?

529 Theft cases were reported in Blue Mountains in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Blue Mountains?

Crime in Blue Mountains has decreased by 13.53% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Blue Mountains in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Blue Mountains in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Blue Mountains?

The least safe suburb in Blue Mountains is Mount Irvine, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Blue Mountains?

The safest suburb in Blue Mountains is Katoomba, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Blue Mountains crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Blue Mountains by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Mount Irvine, Mount Tomah and Linden (NSW).


Suburbs in Blue Mountains

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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