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Crime rate in Forbes, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 81/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    9,164

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    4,275.96 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    1,242

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    135.53

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    172

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

  • Property Crimes
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    556

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    18.77

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    60.67

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    76.46%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    83.3%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

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Forbes crime compared

Top crime types in Forbes:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Forbes there were 334 reported cases of Theft.

    334

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Forbes there were 146 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    146

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Forbes there were 143 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    143

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Forbes there were 128 reported cases of Property damage.

    128

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

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

    101

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Forbes there were 83 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    83

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Forbes there were 57 reported cases of Deception.

    57

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Forbes there were 43 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    43

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Forbes there were 42 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    42

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Forbes there were 33 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    33

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Forbes there were 29 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    29

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Forbes there were 26 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    26

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Forbes there were 23 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    23

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Forbes there were 21 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    21

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Forbes there were 11 reported cases of Arson.

    11

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Forbes there were 8 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    8

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Forbes there were 6 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    6

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Forbes there were 3 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    3

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

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

    3

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Forbes there were 2 reported cases of Robbery.

    2

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Forbes

    1 in 53

    In 2023 in Forbes your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 53

  • 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

  • Forbes

    1 in 16

    In 2023 in Forbes your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 16

  • 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 Forbes rank in crime?

Forbes lga is ranked 81/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Forbes a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Forbes?

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

What is the most reported crime in Forbes?

334 Theft cases were reported in Forbes in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Forbes?

Crime in Forbes has increased by 13.42% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Forbes in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Forbes?

The least safe suburb in Forbes is Ooma, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Forbes?

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

Where are Forbes crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Forbes by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Ooma, Warroo (NSW) and Ootha.


Suburbs in Forbes

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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