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Crime rate in Cobar, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 77/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    3,948

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    36,985.39 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    497

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    125.89

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    68

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

  • Property Crimes
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    173

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    17.22

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    43.82

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    73.24%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    72.43%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Cobar crime trends

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Cobar crime compared

Top crime types in Cobar:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Cobar there were 70 reported cases of Theft.

    70

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Cobar there were 57 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    57

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Cobar there were 56 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    56

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Cobar there were 55 reported cases of Property damage.

    55

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Cobar there were 47 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    47

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Cobar there were 36 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    36

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Cobar there were 33 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    33

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Cobar there were 31 reported cases of Deception.

    31

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Cobar there were 27 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    27

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Cobar there were 21 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    21

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Cobar there were 16 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    16

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Cobar there were 13 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    13

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Cobar there were 12 reported cases of Arson.

    12

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Cobar there were 12 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    12

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Cobar there were 7 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    7

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Cobar there were 2 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    2

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Cobar there were 1 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    1

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Cobar there were 1 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Cobar

    1 in 58

    In 2023 in Cobar your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 58

  • 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

  • Cobar

    1 in 23

    In 2023 in Cobar your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 23

  • 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 Cobar rank in crime?

Cobar lga is ranked 77/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Cobar a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Cobar?

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

What is the most reported crime in Cobar?

70 Theft cases were reported in Cobar in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Cobar?

Crime in Cobar has increased by 1.02% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Cobar in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Cobar?

The least safe suburb in Cobar is Sandy Creek (Cobar - NSW), by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Cobar?

The safest suburb in Cobar is Mount Hope (NSW), by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Cobar crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Cobar by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Sandy Creek (Cobar - NSW), Noona and Kulwin (NSW).


Suburbs in Cobar

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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