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Crime rate in Central Coast (NSW), NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 49/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    346,662

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    1,615.87 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    28,875

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    83.29

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    4,392

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

  • Property Crimes
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    7,853

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    12.67

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    22.65

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    60.56%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    36.02%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Central Coast (NSW) crime trends

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Central Coast (NSW) crime compared

Top crime types in Central Coast (NSW):


  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 4,444 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    4,444

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 4,373 reported cases of Theft.

    4,373

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 3,375 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    3,375

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 3,161 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    3,161

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 2,807 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    2,807

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 2,336 reported cases of Property damage.

    2,336

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 2,104 reported cases of Deception.

    2,104

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 1,143 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    1,143

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 953 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    953

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 893 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    893

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 563 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    563

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 556 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    556

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 551 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    551

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 504 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    504

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 290 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    290

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 191 reported cases of Arson.

    191

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 186 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    186

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 183 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    183

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 108 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    108

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 65 reported cases of Robbery.

    65

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 44 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    44

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 30 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    30

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 12 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    12

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) there were 3 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    3

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Central Coast (NSW)

    1 in 79

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) 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

  • Central Coast (NSW)

    1 in 44

    In 2023 in Central Coast (NSW) your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 44

  • 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 Central Coast (NSW) rank in crime?

Central Coast (NSW) lga is ranked 49/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Central Coast (NSW) a safe lga?

Central Coast (NSW) lga is a relatively unsafe area. Crime exists and may impact most people.

What are the main crime problems in Central Coast (NSW)?

The top crime types in Central Coast (NSW) are Justice procedures offences, Theft, Assault and related offences.

What is the most reported crime in Central Coast (NSW)?

4,444 Justice procedures offences cases were reported in Central Coast (NSW) in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Central Coast (NSW)?

Crime in Central Coast (NSW) has increased by 6.6% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Central Coast (NSW) in 2023?

There were 3 Homicide and related offences cases in Central Coast (NSW) in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Central Coast (NSW)?

The least safe suburb in Central Coast (NSW) is Wendoree Park, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Central Coast (NSW)?

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

Where are Central Coast (NSW) crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Central Coast (NSW) by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Wendoree Park, Lower Mangrove and Greengrove.


Suburbs in Central Coast (NSW)

Alison (Central Coast - NSW) (23) Avoca Beach (10) Bar Point (13) Bateau Bay (20) Bensville (10) Berkeley Vale (12) Blackwall (NSW) (14) Blue Bay (13) Blue Haven (18) Booker Bay (10) Bouddi (40) Budgewoi (25) Buff Point (10) Bushells Ridge (50) Calga (50) Canton Beach (30) Cedar Brush Creek (10) Central Mangrove (10) Chain Valley Bay (10) Charmhaven (31) Cheero Point (10) Chittaway Bay (10) Chittaway Point (13) Cogra Bay (46) Copacabana (10) Crangan Bay (50) Daleys Point (16) Davistown (10) Dooralong (21) Doyalson (50) Doyalson North (11) Durren Durren (10) East Gosford (16) Empire Bay (10) Erina (22) Erina Heights (14) Ettalong Beach (22) Forresters Beach (10) Fountaindale (34) Glenning Valley (10) Glenworth Valley (50) Gorokan (21) Gosford (71) Green Point (Central Coast - NSW) (10) Greengrove (10) Gunderman (20) Gwandalan (19) Halekulani (10) Halloran (44) Hamlyn Terrace (18) Hardys Bay (10) Holgate (10) Horsfield Bay (12) Jilliby (15) Kangy Angy (20) Kanwal (26) Kariong (15) Kiar (26) Killarney Vale (14) Killcare (10) Killcare Heights (10) Kincumber (16) Kincumber South (12) Kingfisher Shores (20) Koolewong (15) Kulnura (10) Lake Haven (45) Lake Munmorah (15) Lemon Tree (24) Lisarow (11) Little Jilliby (10) Little Wobby (10) Long Jetty (28) Lower Mangrove (10) Macmasters Beach (10) Magenta (NSW) (29) Mangrove Creek (34) Mangrove Mountain (16) Mannering Park (21) Mardi (16) Marlow (34) Matcham (10) Mooney Mooney (18) Mooney Mooney Creek (10) Mount Elliot (NSW) (10) Mount White (19) Narara (13) Niagara Park (10) Norah Head (23) Noraville (12) North Avoca (10) North Gosford (19) Ourimbah (18) Palm Grove (NSW) (10) Palmdale (NSW) (14) Patonga (31) Pearl Beach (16) Peats Ridge (14) Phegans Bay (10) Picketts Valley (10) Point Clare (10) Point Frederick (19) Pretty Beach (Central Coast - NSW) (10) Ravensdale (10) Rocky Point (NSW) (10) San Remo (NSW) (39) Saratoga (10) Shelly Beach (NSW) (12) Somersby (21) Spencer (11) Springfield (Central Coast - NSW) (18) St Huberts Island (10) Summerland Point (13) Tacoma (17) Tacoma South (10) Tascott (10) Ten Mile Hollow (10) Terrigal (13) The Entrance (53) The Entrance North (21) Toowoon Bay (30) Toukley (35) Tuggerah (100) Tuggerawong (15) Tumbi Umbi (13) Umina Beach (16) Wadalba (19) Wagstaffe (10) Wallarah (10) Wamberal (10) Warnervale (36) Watanobbi (30) Wendoree Park (10) West Gosford (68) Wondabyne (50) Woongarrah (14) Woy Woy (34) Woy Woy Bay (10) Wyoming (18) Wyong (75) Wyong Creek (13) Wyongah (13) Yarramalong (11) Yattalunga (NSW) (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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