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Crime rate in Byron, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 47/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    35,813

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    583.68 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    2,941

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    82.12

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    453

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

  • Property Crimes
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    859

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    12.65

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    23.99

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    60.36%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    40.04%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Byron crime trends

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Byron crime compared

Top crime types in Byron:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Byron there were 520 reported cases of Theft.

    520

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Byron there were 434 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    434

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Byron there were 348 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    348

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Byron there were 281 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    281

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Byron there were 234 reported cases of Deception.

    234

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Byron there were 221 reported cases of Property damage.

    221

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Byron there were 188 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    188

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Byron there were 115 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    115

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Byron there were 114 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    114

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Byron there were 112 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    112

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Byron there were 99 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    99

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Byron there were 97 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    97

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Byron there were 55 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    55

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Byron there were 51 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    51

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Byron there were 27 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    27

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Byron there were 21 reported cases of Arson.

    21

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Byron there were 8 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    8

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

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

    6

  • Blackmail and extortion

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

    2

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Byron there were 2 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    2

  • Abduction and related offences

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

    2

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Byron there were 2 reported cases of Robbery.

    2

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Byron there were 2 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    2

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Byron

    1 in 79

    In 2023 in Byron your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 79

  • 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

  • Byron

    1 in 42

    In 2023 in Byron your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 42

  • 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 Byron rank in crime?

Byron lga is ranked 47/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Byron a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Byron?

The top crime types in Byron are Theft, Drug use and possession, Assault and related offences.

What is the most reported crime in Byron?

520 Theft cases were reported in Byron in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Byron?

Crime in Byron has decreased by 3.1% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Byron in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Byron?

The least safe suburb in Byron is New Brighton, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Byron?

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

Where are Byron crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Byron by crime crime rank and violent crimes are New Brighton, Hayters Hill and Palmwoods (NSW).


Suburbs in Byron

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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