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Crime rate in Cowra, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 71/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    12,960

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    2,948.73 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    1,367

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    105.48

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    215

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

  • Property Crimes
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    554

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    16.59

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    42.75

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    71.63%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    71.23%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Cowra crime trends

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Cowra crime compared

Top crime types in Cowra:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Cowra there were 232 reported cases of Theft.

    232

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Cowra there were 189 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    189

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Cowra there were 157 reported cases of Property damage.

    157

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Cowra there were 154 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    154

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Cowra there were 151 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    151

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Cowra there were 141 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    141

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Cowra there were 66 reported cases of Deception.

    66

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Cowra there were 56 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    56

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Cowra there were 53 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    53

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Cowra there were 51 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    51

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Cowra there were 40 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    40

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Cowra there were 19 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    19

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Cowra there were 14 reported cases of Arson.

    14

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Cowra there were 9 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    9

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Cowra there were 8 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    8

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Cowra there were 7 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    7

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Cowra there were 6 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    6

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Cowra there were 4 reported cases of Robbery.

    4

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Cowra there were 4 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    4

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Cowra there were 3 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    3

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Cowra there were 3 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    3

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Cowra

    1 in 60

    In 2023 in Cowra your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 60

  • 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

  • Cowra

    1 in 23

    In 2023 in Cowra 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 Cowra rank in crime?

Cowra lga is ranked 71/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Cowra a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Cowra?

The top crime types in Cowra are Theft, Justice procedures offences, Property damage.

What is the most reported crime in Cowra?

232 Theft cases were reported in Cowra in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Cowra?

Crime in Cowra has increased by 7.47% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Cowra in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Cowra?

The least safe suburb in Cowra is Roseberg, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Cowra?

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

Where are Cowra crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Cowra by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Roseberg, Wattamondara and Darbys Falls.


Suburbs in Cowra

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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