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Crime rate in Bundaberg, QLD, Australia

Crime Rank: 35/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    99,245

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    6,618.56 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    8,100

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    81.62

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    611

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

  • Property Crimes
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    3,673

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    6.16

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    37.01

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    24.55%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    64.99%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Bundaberg crime trends

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Bundaberg crime compared

Top crime types in Bundaberg:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Bundaberg there were 2,118 reported cases of Theft.

    2,118

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Bundaberg there were 1,144 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    1,144

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Bundaberg there were 1,094 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    1,094

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Bundaberg there were 713 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    713

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Bundaberg there were 688 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    688

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Bundaberg there were 597 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    597

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Bundaberg there were 597 reported cases of Property damage.

    597

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Bundaberg there were 347 reported cases of Deception.

    347

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Bundaberg there were 196 reported cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    196

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Bundaberg there were 183 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    183

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Bundaberg there were 146 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    146

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Bundaberg there were 143 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    143

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Bundaberg there were 53 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    53

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Bundaberg there were 49 reported cases of Arson.

    49

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Bundaberg there were 18 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    18

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Bundaberg there were 12 reported cases of Robbery.

    12

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Bundaberg there were 2 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    2

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Bundaberg

    1 in 162

    In 2023 in Bundaberg your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 162

  • QLD

    1 in 131

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

  • 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

  • Bundaberg

    1 in 27

    In 2023 in Bundaberg your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 27

  • QLD

    1 in 22

    In 2023 in QLD your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 22

  • 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 Bundaberg rank in crime?

Bundaberg lga is ranked 35/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Bundaberg a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Bundaberg?

The top crime types in Bundaberg are Theft, Transport regulation offences, Drug dealing and trafficking.

What is the most reported crime in Bundaberg?

2,118 Theft cases were reported in Bundaberg in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Bundaberg?

Crime in Bundaberg has increased by 10.22% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Bundaberg in 2023?

There were 2 Homicide and related offences cases in Bundaberg in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Bundaberg?

The least safe suburb in Bundaberg is Meadowvale, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Bundaberg?

The safest suburb in Bundaberg is Kensington (Qld), by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Bundaberg crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Bundaberg by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Meadowvale, Promisedland and Abbotsford (Qld).


Suburbs in Bundaberg

Abbotsford (Qld) (10) Abington (Qld) (10) Alloway (13) Apple Tree Creek (12) Ashfield (Qld) (10) Avenell Heights (11) Avoca (Qld) (12) Avondale (Qld) (10) Bargara (10) Boolboonda (10) Booyal (10) Branyan (10) Bucca (Qld) (10) Bullyard (10) Bundaberg Central (50) Bundaberg East (25) Bundaberg North (16) Bundaberg South (33) Bundaberg West (41) Bungadoo (10) Burnett Heads (10) Buxton (Qld) (10) Calavos (10) Childers (Qld) (21) Coonarr (14) Coral Cove (10) Cordalba (10) Dalga (10) Dalysford (10) Damascus (10) Delan (10) Doolbi (10) Doughboy (10) Drinan (10) Duingal (28) Electra (10) Elliott (Qld) (12) Elliott Heads (10) Eureka (Qld) (10) Fairymead (15) Farnsfield (10) Gaeta (10) Gin Gin (Qld) (17) Givelda (10) Gooburrum (10) Good Night (10) Goodwood (Qld) (18) Gregory River (Bundaberg - Qld) (10) Horse Camp (10) Horton (13) Innes Park (10) Isis Central (18) Isis River (25) Kalkie (10) Kalpowar (40) Kensington (Qld) (53) Kepnock (16) Kinkuna (26) Kolonga (18) Kullogum (17) Maroondan (10) McIlwraith (10) Meadowvale (10) Miara (19) Millbank (Qld) (16) Molangul (10) Mon Repos (38) Monduran (10) Moolboolaman (13) Moore Park Beach (10) Moorland (Qld) (18) Morganville (12) Mullett Creek (17) Nearum (16) New Moonta (23) North Gregory (14) North Isis (10) Norville (15) Oakwood (Qld) (10) Pine Creek (Qld) (10) Promisedland (10) Qunaba (10) Redhill Farms (10) Redridge (10) Rubyanna (10) Sharon (10) Skyring Reserve (10) South Bingera (10) South Isis (10) South Kolan (10) St Agnes (Qld) (10) St Kilda (Qld) (10) Svensson Heights (12) Takilberan (10) Thabeban (13) Tirroan (10) Walkervale (13) Wallaville (12) Watalgan (45) Waterloo (Qld) (10) Welcome Creek (13) Windermere (Qld) (13) Winfield (10) Wonbah (10) Wonbah Forest (10) Woodgate (10) Woongarra (10) Yandaran (10)

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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