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Crime rate in East Gippsland, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 50/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    48,532

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    15,121.71 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    3,684

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    75.91

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    630

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

  • Property Crimes
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    1,386

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    12.98

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    28.56

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    62.78%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    49.9%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year East Gippsland crime trends

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East Gippsland crime compared

Top crime types in East Gippsland:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in East Gippsland there were 698 reported cases of Theft.

    698

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in East Gippsland there were 680 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    680

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in East Gippsland there were 626 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    626

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in East Gippsland there were 415 reported cases of Property damage.

    415

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in East Gippsland there were 248 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    248

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in East Gippsland there were 166 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    166

  • Deception

    In 2023 in East Gippsland there were 144 reported cases of Deception.

    144

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in East Gippsland there were 116 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    116

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in East Gippsland there were 111 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    111

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in East Gippsland there were 102 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    102

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in East Gippsland there were 101 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    101

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in East Gippsland there were 74 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    74

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in East Gippsland there were 72 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    72

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in East Gippsland there were 40 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    40

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in East Gippsland there were 27 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    27

  • Arson

    In 2023 in East Gippsland there were 25 reported cases of Arson.

    25

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in East Gippsland there were 22 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    22

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in East Gippsland there were 7 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    7

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in East Gippsland there were 4 reported cases of Robbery.

    4

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in East Gippsland there were 4 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    4

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in East Gippsland there were 1 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    1

  • Regulatory driving offences

    In 2023 in East Gippsland there were 1 reported cases of Regulatory driving offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • East Gippsland

    1 in 77

    In 2023 in East Gippsland your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 77

  • 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

  • East Gippsland

    1 in 35

    In 2023 in East Gippsland your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 35

  • 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 East Gippsland rank in crime?

East Gippsland lga is ranked 50/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is East Gippsland a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in East Gippsland?

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

What is the most reported crime in East Gippsland?

698 Theft cases were reported in East Gippsland in 2023.

Is crime increasing in East Gippsland?

Crime in East Gippsland has increased by 9.16% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in East Gippsland in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in East Gippsland in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in East Gippsland?

The least safe suburb in East Gippsland is Wulgulmerang East, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in East Gippsland?

The safest suburb in East Gippsland is Lake Tyers, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are East Gippsland crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in East Gippsland by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Wulgulmerang East, Bellbird Creek and Tambo Crossing.


Suburbs in East Gippsland

Anglers Rest (10) Bairnsdale (42) Bellbird Creek (10) Bemm River (50) Benambra (10) Bendoc (26) Bengworden (10) Bete Bolong (11) Bete Bolong North (10) Bindi (33) Bingo Munjie (10) Bonang (10) Boole Poole (33) Brodribb River (21) Brookville (50) Bruthen (10) Buchan (11) Buchan South (10) Buldah (10) Bullumwaal (10) Bumberrah (10) Butchers Ridge (10) Cabbage Tree Creek (36) Calulu (10) Cann River (50) Cape Conran (50) Cassilis (Vic.) (10) Clifton Creek (10) Club Terrace (50) Cobungra (10) Combienbar (10) Corringle (10) Deddick Valley (10) Delegate River (50) Doctors Flat (10) Eagle Point (10) East Bairnsdale (46) Eastwood (Vic.) (10) Ellaswood (12) Ensay (11) Ensay North (10) Flaggy Creek (10) Forge Creek (15) Gelantipy (35) Genoa (10) Gipsy Point (10) Glen Valley (10) Glen Wills (18) Glenaladale (10) Goon Nure (14) Goongerah (45) Granite Rock (10) Hillside (East Gippsland - Vic.) (10) Hinnomunjie (10) Iguana Creek (10) Jarrahmond (10) Johnsonville (10) Kalimna (10) Kalimna West (30) Lake Bunga (13) Lake Tyers (50) Lake Tyers Beach (10) Lakes Entrance (31) Lindenow (11) Lindenow South (13) Lucknow (Vic.) (17) Mallacoota (10) Manorina (10) Maramingo Creek (50) Marlo (13) Melwood (10) Metung (10) Mossiface (10) Mount Taylor (10) Murrindal (10) Newlands Arm (10) Newmerella (13) Nicholson (Vic.) (10) Noorinbee (19) Noorinbee North (10) Nowa Nowa (27) Nungurner (10) Nurran (10) Nyerimilang (50) Omeo (10) Omeo Valley (10) Orbost (30) Paynesville (Vic.) (12) Raymond Island (10) Reedy Flat (10) Sarsfield (10) Simpsons Creek (10) Suggan Buggan (50) Swan Reach (Vic.) (10) Swifts Creek (12) Tambo Crossing (10) Tambo Upper (10) Tamboon (30) Tonghi Creek (10) Tongio (15) Toorloo Arm (16) Tostaree (20) Tubbut (50) W Tree (10) Wairewa (10) Walpa (10) Wangarabell (38) Waterholes (10) Waygara (50) Wingan River (10) Wiseleigh (10) Wombat Creek (Vic.) (20) Woodglen (10) Wuk Wuk (11) Wulgulmerang (10) Wulgulmerang East (10) Wy Yung (11)

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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