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Crime rate in Bourke, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 100/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    2,351

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    55,568.71 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    1,761

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    749.04

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    287

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

  • Property Crimes
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    555

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    122.08

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    236.07

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    96.98%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    98.59%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Bourke crime trends

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Bourke crime compared

Top crime types in Bourke:


  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Bourke there were 483 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    483

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Bourke there were 258 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    258

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Bourke there were 223 reported cases of Theft.

    223

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Bourke there were 189 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    189

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Bourke there were 168 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    168

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Bourke there were 116 reported cases of Property damage.

    116

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Bourke there were 102 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    102

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Bourke there were 40 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    40

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Bourke there were 33 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    33

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Bourke there were 30 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    30

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Bourke there were 28 reported cases of Deception.

    28

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Bourke there were 27 reported cases of Arson.

    27

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Bourke there were 21 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    21

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Bourke there were 18 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    18

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Bourke there were 8 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    8

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Bourke there were 4 reported cases of Robbery.

    4

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Bourke there were 4 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    4

  • Other crimes against the person

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

    3

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Bourke there were 2 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    2

  • Blackmail and extortion

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

    2

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Bourke there were 2 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    2

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Bourke

    1 in 8

    In 2023 in Bourke your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 8

  • 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

  • Bourke

    1 in 4

    In 2023 in Bourke your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 4

  • 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 Bourke rank in crime?

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

Is Bourke a safe lga?

Bourke lga is a very unsafe area. Crime exists and may impact most people.

What are the main crime problems in Bourke?

The top crime types in Bourke are Justice procedures offences, Assault and related offences, Theft.

What is the most reported crime in Bourke?

483 Justice procedures offences cases were reported in Bourke in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Bourke?

Crime in Bourke has increased by 7.25% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Bourke in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Bourke?

The least safe suburb in Bourke is Yantabulla, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Bourke?

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

Where are Bourke crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Bourke by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Yantabulla, Hungerford (NSW) and Louth.


Suburbs in Bourke

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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