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Crime rate in Colac Otway, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 28/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    21,923

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    3,527.67 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    1,093

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    49.86

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    143

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

  • Property Crimes
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    421

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    6.52

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    19.20

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    27.36%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    24.95%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Colac Otway crime trends

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Colac Otway crime compared

Top crime types in Colac Otway:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Colac Otway there were 234 reported cases of Theft.

    234

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Colac Otway there were 208 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    208

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Colac Otway there were 140 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    140

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Colac Otway there were 114 reported cases of Property damage.

    114

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Colac Otway there were 61 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    61

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Colac Otway there were 50 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    50

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Colac Otway there were 43 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    43

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Colac Otway there were 41 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    41

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Colac Otway there were 39 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    39

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Colac Otway there were 37 reported cases of Deception.

    37

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Colac Otway there were 37 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    37

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Colac Otway there were 29 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    29

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Colac Otway there were 24 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    24

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Colac Otway there were 12 reported cases of Arson.

    12

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Colac Otway there were 9 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    9

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Colac Otway there were 5 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    5

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Colac Otway there were 5 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    5

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Colac Otway there were 3 reported cases of Robbery.

    3

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Colac Otway there were 1 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    1

  • Regulatory driving offences

    In 2023 in Colac Otway there were 1 reported cases of Regulatory driving offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Colac Otway

    1 in 153

    In 2023 in Colac Otway your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 153

  • VIC

    1 in 146

    In 2023 in VIC your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 146

  • 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

  • Colac Otway

    1 in 52

    In 2023 in Colac Otway your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 52

  • VIC

    1 in 31

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

  • 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 Colac Otway rank in crime?

Colac Otway lga is ranked 28/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Colac Otway a safe lga?

Colac Otway lga is a relatively unsafe area. Crime exists and may impact most people.

What are the main crime problems in Colac Otway?

The top crime types in Colac Otway are Theft, Breaches of orders, Assault and related offences.

What is the most reported crime in Colac Otway?

234 Theft cases were reported in Colac Otway in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Colac Otway?

Crime in Colac Otway has increased by 0.09% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Colac Otway in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Colac Otway in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Colac Otway?

The least safe suburb in Colac Otway is Balintore, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Colac Otway?

The safest suburb in Colac Otway is Barramunga, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Colac Otway crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Colac Otway by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Balintore, Gellibrand and Tanybryn.


Suburbs in Colac Otway

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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