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Crime rate in Central Highlands (Qld), QLD, Australia

Crime Rank: 36/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    27,586

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    58,790.57 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    2,221

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    80.51

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    233

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

  • Property Crimes
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    658

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    8.45

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    23.85

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    40.44%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    39.84%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Central Highlands (Qld) crime trends

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Central Highlands (Qld) crime compared

Top crime types in Central Highlands (Qld):


  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Central Highlands (Qld) there were 375 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    375

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Central Highlands (Qld) there were 368 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    368

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Central Highlands (Qld) there were 313 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    313

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Central Highlands (Qld) there were 293 reported cases of Theft.

    293

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Central Highlands (Qld) there were 225 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    225

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Central Highlands (Qld) there were 180 reported cases of Property damage.

    180

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Central Highlands (Qld) there were 118 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    118

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Central Highlands (Qld) there were 66 reported cases of Deception.

    66

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Central Highlands (Qld) there were 61 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    61

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Central Highlands (Qld) there were 58 reported cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    58

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Central Highlands (Qld) there were 53 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    53

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Central Highlands (Qld) there were 39 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    39

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Central Highlands (Qld) there were 31 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    31

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Central Highlands (Qld) there were 24 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    24

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Central Highlands (Qld) there were 9 reported cases of Arson.

    9

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Central Highlands (Qld) there were 7 reported cases of Robbery.

    7

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Central Highlands (Qld) there were 1 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Central Highlands (Qld)

    1 in 118

    In 2023 in Central Highlands (Qld) your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 118

  • QLD

    1 in 131

    In 2023 in QLD your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 131

  • 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 Highlands (Qld)

    1 in 42

    In 2023 in Central Highlands (Qld) your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 42

  • QLD

    1 in 22

    In 2023 in QLD your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 22

  • 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 Highlands (Qld) rank in crime?

Central Highlands (Qld) lga is ranked 36/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Central Highlands (Qld) a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Central Highlands (Qld)?

The top crime types in Central Highlands (Qld) are Disorderly and offensive conduct, Drug dealing and trafficking, Transport regulation offences.

What is the most reported crime in Central Highlands (Qld)?

375 Disorderly and offensive conduct cases were reported in Central Highlands (Qld) in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Central Highlands (Qld)?

Crime in Central Highlands (Qld) has increased by 14.37% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Central Highlands (Qld) in 2023?

There were 1 Homicide and related offences cases in Central Highlands (Qld) in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Central Highlands (Qld)?

The least safe suburb in Central Highlands (Qld) is Belcong, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Central Highlands (Qld)?

The safest suburb in Central Highlands (Qld) is Cheeseborough, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Central Highlands (Qld) crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Central Highlands (Qld) by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Belcong, Barnard and Bauhinia.


Suburbs in Central Highlands (Qld)

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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