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Crime rate in Cessnock, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 62/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    65,485

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    1,749.81 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    5,822

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    88.91

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    1,080

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

  • Property Crimes
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    2,572

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    16.49

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    39.28

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    71.23%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    68.01%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Cessnock crime trends

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Cessnock crime compared

Top crime types in Cessnock:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Cessnock there were 1,374 reported cases of Theft.

    1,374

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Cessnock there were 812 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    812

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Cessnock there were 762 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    762

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Cessnock there were 651 reported cases of Property damage.

    651

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Cessnock there were 488 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    488

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Cessnock there were 383 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    383

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Cessnock there were 334 reported cases of Deception.

    334

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Cessnock there were 221 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    221

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Cessnock there were 164 reported cases of Arson.

    164

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Cessnock there were 156 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    156

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Cessnock there were 149 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    149

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Cessnock there were 90 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    90

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Cessnock there were 66 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    66

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Cessnock there were 34 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    34

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Cessnock there were 30 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    30

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Cessnock there were 23 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    23

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Cessnock there were 17 reported cases of Robbery.

    17

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Cessnock there were 16 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    16

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Cessnock there were 16 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    16

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Cessnock there were 15 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    15

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Cessnock there were 12 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    12

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Cessnock there were 6 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    6

  • Transport regulation offences

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

    2

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Cessnock there were 1 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Cessnock

    1 in 61

    In 2023 in Cessnock your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 61

  • 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

  • Cessnock

    1 in 25

    In 2023 in Cessnock your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 25

  • 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 Cessnock rank in crime?

Cessnock lga is ranked 62/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Cessnock a safe lga?

Cessnock lga is a very unsafe area. Crime exists and may impact most people.

What are the main crime problems in Cessnock?

The top crime types in Cessnock are Theft, Assault and related offences, Justice procedures offences.

What is the most reported crime in Cessnock?

1,374 Theft cases were reported in Cessnock in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Cessnock?

Crime in Cessnock has increased by 8.82% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Cessnock in 2023?

There were 1 Homicide and related offences cases in Cessnock in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Cessnock?

The least safe suburb in Cessnock is Congewai, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Cessnock?

The safest suburb in Cessnock is Loxford, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Cessnock crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Cessnock by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Congewai, Watagan and Elrington.


Suburbs in Cessnock

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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