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Crime rate in Cardinia, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 25/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    118,938

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    1,324.76 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    5,006

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    42.09

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    657

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

  • Property Crimes
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    2,659

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    5.52

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    22.36

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    22.13%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    35.01%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Cardinia crime trends

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Cardinia crime compared

Top crime types in Cardinia:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Cardinia there were 1,692 reported cases of Theft.

    1,692

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Cardinia there were 633 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    633

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Cardinia there were 583 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    583

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Cardinia there were 523 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    523

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Cardinia there were 421 reported cases of Property damage.

    421

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Cardinia there were 208 reported cases of Deception.

    208

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Cardinia there were 179 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    179

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Cardinia there were 149 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    149

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Cardinia there were 145 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    145

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Cardinia there were 131 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    131

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Cardinia there were 97 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    97

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Cardinia there were 71 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    71

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Cardinia there were 40 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    40

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Cardinia there were 29 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    29

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Cardinia there were 24 reported cases of Robbery.

    24

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Cardinia there were 23 reported cases of Arson.

    23

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Cardinia there were 22 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    22

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Cardinia there were 22 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    22

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Cardinia there were 6 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    6

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Cardinia there were 5 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    5

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Cardinia there were 3 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    3

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Cardinia

    1 in 181

    In 2023 in Cardinia your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 181

  • VIC

    1 in 146

    In 2023 in VIC your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 146

  • 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

  • Cardinia

    1 in 45

    In 2023 in Cardinia your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 45

  • VIC

    1 in 31

    In 2023 in VIC your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 31

  • 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 Cardinia rank in crime?

Cardinia lga is ranked 25/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Cardinia a safe lga?

Cardinia lga is moderately safe. Crime exists and may impact some people.

What are the main crime problems in Cardinia?

The top crime types in Cardinia are Theft, Assault and related offences, Breaches of orders.

What is the most reported crime in Cardinia?

1,692 Theft cases were reported in Cardinia in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Cardinia?

Crime in Cardinia has increased by 7.61% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Cardinia in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Cardinia?

The least safe suburb in Cardinia is Iona, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Cardinia?

The safest suburb in Cardinia is Rythdale, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Cardinia crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Cardinia by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Iona, Koo Wee Rup North and Bayles.


Suburbs in Cardinia

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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