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Crime rate in Cumberland, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 38/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    254,738

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    87.56 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    17,004

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    66.75

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    2,551

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

  • Property Crimes
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    5,476

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    10.01

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    21.50

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    48.69%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    31.59%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Cumberland crime trends

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Cumberland crime compared

Top crime types in Cumberland:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 3,429 reported cases of Theft.

    3,429

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 2,629 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    2,629

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 2,052 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    2,052

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 1,647 reported cases of Deception.

    1,647

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 1,148 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    1,148

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 1,148 reported cases of Property damage.

    1,148

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 1,136 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    1,136

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 1,008 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    1,008

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 856 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    856

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 349 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    349

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 342 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    342

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 296 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    296

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 238 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    238

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 142 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    142

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 125 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    125

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 112 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    112

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 96 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    96

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 83 reported cases of Robbery.

    83

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 48 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    48

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 46 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    46

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 43 reported cases of Arson.

    43

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 15 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    15

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 12 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    12

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Cumberland there were 4 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    4

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Cumberland

    1 in 100

    In 2023 in Cumberland your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 100

  • 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

  • Cumberland

    1 in 47

    In 2023 in Cumberland your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 47

  • 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 Cumberland rank in crime?

Cumberland lga is ranked 38/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Cumberland a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Cumberland?

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

What is the most reported crime in Cumberland?

3,429 Theft cases were reported in Cumberland in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Cumberland?

Crime in Cumberland has decreased by 0.69% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Cumberland in 2023?

There were 4 Homicide and related offences cases in Cumberland in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Cumberland?

The least safe suburb in Cumberland is Girraween (NSW), by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Cumberland?

The safest suburb in Cumberland is Rookwood (NSW), by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Cumberland crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Cumberland by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Girraween (NSW), Greystanes and Woodpark.


Suburbs in Cumberland

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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