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Crime rate in Camden, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 26/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    124,548

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    256.32 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    4,556

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    36.58

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    877

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

  • Property Crimes
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    1,471

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    7.04

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    11.81

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    30.99%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    7.44%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Camden crime trends

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Camden crime compared

Top crime types in Camden:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Camden there were 844 reported cases of Theft.

    844

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Camden there were 659 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    659

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Camden there were 563 reported cases of Deception.

    563

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Camden there were 474 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    474

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Camden there were 466 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    466

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Camden there were 429 reported cases of Property damage.

    429

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Camden there were 193 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    193

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Camden there were 169 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    169

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Camden there were 159 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    159

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Camden there were 118 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    118

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Camden there were 82 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    82

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Camden there were 67 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    67

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Camden there were 67 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    67

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Camden there were 50 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    50

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Camden there were 45 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    45

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Camden there were 42 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    42

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Camden there were 39 reported cases of Arson.

    39

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Camden there were 28 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    28

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Camden there were 28 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    28

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Camden there were 15 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    15

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Camden there were 12 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    12

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Camden there were 6 reported cases of Robbery.

    6

  • Abduction and related offences

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

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Camden

    1 in 142

    In 2023 in Camden your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 142

  • 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

  • Camden

    1 in 85

    In 2023 in Camden your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 85

  • 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 Camden rank in crime?

Camden lga is ranked 26/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Camden a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Camden?

The top crime types in Camden are Theft, Assault and related offences, Deception.

What is the most reported crime in Camden?

844 Theft cases were reported in Camden in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Camden?

Crime in Camden has increased by 9.2% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Camden in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Camden?

The least safe suburb in Camden is Kirkham, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Camden?

The safest suburb in Camden is Smeaton Grange, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Camden crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Camden by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Kirkham, Ellis Lane and Harrington Park.


Suburbs in Camden

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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