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Crime rate in Burwood, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 32/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    44,034

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    8.38 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    2,590

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    58.82

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    358

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

  • Property Crimes
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    986

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    8.13

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    22.39

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    38.43%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    35.21%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Burwood crime trends

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Burwood crime compared

Top crime types in Burwood:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Burwood there were 698 reported cases of Theft.

    698

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Burwood there were 408 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    408

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Burwood there were 360 reported cases of Deception.

    360

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Burwood there were 277 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    277

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Burwood there were 169 reported cases of Property damage.

    169

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Burwood there were 130 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    130

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Burwood there were 112 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    112

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Burwood there were 109 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    109

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Burwood there were 66 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    66

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Burwood there were 47 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    47

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Burwood there were 35 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    35

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Burwood there were 32 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    32

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Burwood there were 31 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    31

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Burwood there were 31 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    31

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Burwood there were 28 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    28

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Burwood there were 14 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    14

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Burwood there were 13 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    13

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Burwood there were 7 reported cases of Robbery.

    7

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Burwood there were 7 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    7

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Burwood there were 7 reported cases of Arson.

    7

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Burwood there were 6 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    6

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Burwood there were 2 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    2

  • Abduction and related offences

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

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Burwood

    1 in 123

    In 2023 in Burwood your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 123

  • 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

  • Burwood

    1 in 45

    In 2023 in Burwood 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 Burwood rank in crime?

Burwood lga is ranked 32/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Burwood a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Burwood?

The top crime types in Burwood are Theft, Justice procedures offences, Deception.

What is the most reported crime in Burwood?

698 Theft cases were reported in Burwood in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Burwood?

Crime in Burwood has increased by 1.25% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Burwood in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Burwood?

The least safe suburb in Burwood is Burwood Heights, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Burwood?

The safest suburb in Burwood is Burwood (NSW), by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Burwood crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Burwood by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Burwood Heights, Croydon (NSW) and Croydon Park (NSW).


Suburbs in Burwood

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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