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Crime rate in Fairfield, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 37/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    200,895

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    107.31 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    13,516

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    67.28

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    1,979

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

  • Property Crimes
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    3,570

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    9.85

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    17.77

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    47.69%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    20.52%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Fairfield crime trends

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Fairfield crime compared

Top crime types in Fairfield:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 2,298 reported cases of Theft.

    2,298

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 1,809 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    1,809

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 1,593 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    1,593

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 1,588 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    1,588

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 1,094 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    1,094

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 1,039 reported cases of Deception.

    1,039

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 1,035 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    1,035

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 885 reported cases of Property damage.

    885

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 334 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    334

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 322 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    322

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 318 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    318

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 251 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    251

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 226 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    226

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 212 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    212

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 137 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    137

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 124 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    124

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 86 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    86

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 53 reported cases of Arson.

    53

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 50 reported cases of Robbery.

    50

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 29 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    29

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 15 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    15

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 13 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    13

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 4 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    4

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Fairfield there were 1 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    1


Crime Types explained

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Fairfield

    1 in 102

    In 2023 in Fairfield your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 102

  • 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

  • Fairfield

    1 in 56

    In 2023 in Fairfield your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 56

  • 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 Fairfield rank in crime?

Fairfield lga is ranked 37/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Fairfield a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Fairfield?

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

What is the most reported crime in Fairfield?

2,298 Theft cases were reported in Fairfield in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Fairfield?

Crime in Fairfield has decreased by 0.02% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Fairfield in 2023?

There were 1 Homicide and related offences cases in Fairfield in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Fairfield?

The least safe suburb in Fairfield is Wakeley, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Fairfield?

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

Where are Fairfield crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Fairfield by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Wakeley, Abbotsbury and St Johns Park.


Suburbs in Fairfield

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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