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Crime rate in Broken Hill, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 100/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    17,706

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    13,034.10 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    3,588

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    202.64

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    616

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

  • Property Crimes
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    1,033

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    34.79

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    58.34

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    88.73%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    82.49%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Broken Hill crime trends

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Broken Hill crime compared

Top crime types in Broken Hill:


  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Broken Hill there were 779 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    779

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Broken Hill there were 535 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    535

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Broken Hill there were 498 reported cases of Theft.

    498

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Broken Hill there were 448 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    448

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Broken Hill there were 310 reported cases of Property damage.

    310

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Broken Hill there were 208 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    208

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Broken Hill there were 182 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    182

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Broken Hill there were 100 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    100

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Broken Hill there were 88 reported cases of Deception.

    88

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Broken Hill there were 88 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    88

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Broken Hill there were 76 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    76

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Broken Hill there were 72 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    72

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Broken Hill there were 62 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    62

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Broken Hill there were 56 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    56

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Broken Hill there were 39 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    39

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Broken Hill there were 17 reported cases of Arson.

    17

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Broken Hill there were 8 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    8

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Broken Hill there were 7 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    7

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Broken Hill there were 5 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    5

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Broken Hill there were 4 reported cases of Robbery.

    4

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Broken Hill there were 3 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    3

  • Blackmail and extortion

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

    2

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Broken Hill there were 1 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Broken Hill

    1 in 29

    In 2023 in Broken Hill your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 29

  • 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

  • Broken Hill

    1 in 17

    In 2023 in Broken Hill your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 17

  • 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 Broken Hill rank in crime?

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

Is Broken Hill a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Broken Hill?

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

What is the most reported crime in Broken Hill?

779 Justice procedures offences cases were reported in Broken Hill in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Broken Hill?

Crime in Broken Hill has increased by 19.12% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Broken Hill in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Broken Hill in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Broken Hill?

The least safe suburb in Broken Hill is Broken Hill, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Broken Hill?

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

Where are Broken Hill crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Broken Hill by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Broken Hill.


Suburbs in Broken Hill

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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