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Crime rate in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

Crime Rank: 34/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    625,491

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    1,277.07 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    51,099

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    81.69

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    3,400

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

  • Property Crimes
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    27,492

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    5.44

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    43.95

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    21.13%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    72.84%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

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Top crime types:

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Gold Coast there were 17,228 cases of Theft.

    17,228

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Gold Coast there were 7,083 cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    7,083

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Gold Coast there were 4,537 cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    4,537

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Gold Coast there were 4,054 cases of Transport regulation offences.

    4,054

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Gold Coast there were 3,804 cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    3,804

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Gold Coast there were 3,180 cases of Property damage.

    3,180

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Gold Coast there were 3,131 cases of Assault and related offences.

    3,131

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Gold Coast there were 2,424 cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    2,424

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Gold Coast there were 2,170 cases of Deception.

    2,170

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Gold Coast there were 974 cases of Other crimes against the person.

    974

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Gold Coast there were 773 cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    773

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Gold Coast there were 621 cases of Public nuisance offences.

    621

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Gold Coast there were 467 cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    467

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Gold Coast there were 261 cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    261

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Gold Coast there were 259 cases of Robbery.

    259

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Gold Coast there were 123 cases of Arson.

    123

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Gold Coast there were 10 cases of Homicide and related offences.

    10

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Gold Coast

    1 in 184

    In 2023 in Gold Coast your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 184

  • QLD

    1 in 131

    In 2023 in QLD your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 131

  • 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

  • Gold Coast

    1 in 23

    In 2023 in Gold Coast your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 23

  • QLD

    1 in 22

    In 2023 in QLD your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 22

  • Australia

    1 in 28

    In 2023 in Australia your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 28


Frequently Asked Questions

How does Gold Coast rank in crime?

Gold Coast lga is ranked 34/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Gold Coast a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Gold Coast?

The top crime types in Gold Coast are Theft, Drug dealing and trafficking, Burglary/Break and enter.

What is the most reported crime in Gold Coast?

17,228 Theft cases were reported in Gold Coast in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Gold Coast?

Crime in Gold Coast has increased by 6.33% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Gold Coast in 2023?

There were 10 Homicide and related offences cases in Gold Coast in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Gold Coast?

The least safe suburb in Gold Coast is Neranwood, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Gold Coast?

The safest suburb in Gold Coast is Stapylton, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Gold Coast crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Gold Coast by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Neranwood, Natural Bridge and Austinville.


Suburbs in Gold Coast

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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