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Crime rate in Charters Towers, QLD, Australia

Crime Rank: 51/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    11,951

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    66,320.10 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    1,210

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    101.25

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    161

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

  • Property Crimes
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    381

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    13.47

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    31.88

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    63.38%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    57.75%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Charters Towers crime trends

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Charters Towers crime compared

Top crime types in Charters Towers:


  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Charters Towers there were 252 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    252

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Charters Towers there were 158 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    158

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Charters Towers there were 143 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    143

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Charters Towers there were 142 reported cases of Theft.

    142

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Charters Towers there were 140 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    140

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Charters Towers there were 104 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    104

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Charters Towers there were 99 reported cases of Property damage.

    99

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Charters Towers there were 32 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    32

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Charters Towers there were 30 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    30

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Charters Towers there were 27 reported cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    27

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Charters Towers there were 27 reported cases of Deception.

    27

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Charters Towers there were 19 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    19

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Charters Towers there were 15 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    15

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Charters Towers there were 10 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    10

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Charters Towers there were 9 reported cases of Arson.

    9

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Charters Towers there were 3 reported cases of Robbery.

    3

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Charters Towers

    1 in 74

    In 2023 in Charters Towers your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 74

  • 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

  • Charters Towers

    1 in 31

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

  • 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 Charters Towers rank in crime?

Charters Towers lga is ranked 51/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Charters Towers a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Charters Towers?

The top crime types in Charters Towers are Transport regulation offences, Assault and related offences, Disorderly and offensive conduct.

What is the most reported crime in Charters Towers?

252 Transport regulation offences cases were reported in Charters Towers in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Charters Towers?

Crime in Charters Towers has increased by 12.66% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Charters Towers in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Charters Towers in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Charters Towers?

The least safe suburb in Charters Towers is Columbia, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Charters Towers?

The safest suburb in Charters Towers is Charters Towers City, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Charters Towers crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Charters Towers by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Columbia, Seventy Mile and Campaspe.


Suburbs in Charters Towers

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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