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Crime rate in Greater Bendigo, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 36/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    119,974

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    2,739.99 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    7,944

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    66.21

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    913

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

  • Property Crimes
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    3,735

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    7.61

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    31.13

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    34.81%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    55.94%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Greater Bendigo crime trends

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Greater Bendigo crime compared

Top crime types in Greater Bendigo:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Greater Bendigo there were 2,303 reported cases of Theft.

    2,303

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Greater Bendigo there were 1,439 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    1,439

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Greater Bendigo there were 896 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    896

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Greater Bendigo there were 811 reported cases of Property damage.

    811

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Greater Bendigo there were 531 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    531

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Greater Bendigo there were 314 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    314

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Greater Bendigo there were 296 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    296

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Greater Bendigo there were 289 reported cases of Deception.

    289

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Greater Bendigo there were 190 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    190

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Greater Bendigo there were 180 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    180

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Greater Bendigo there were 159 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    159

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Greater Bendigo there were 158 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    158

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Greater Bendigo there were 130 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    130

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Greater Bendigo there were 90 reported cases of Arson.

    90

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Greater Bendigo there were 52 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    52

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Greater Bendigo there were 44 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    44

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Greater Bendigo there were 35 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    35

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Greater Bendigo there were 17 reported cases of Robbery.

    17

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Greater Bendigo there were 5 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    5

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Greater Bendigo there were 4 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    4

  • Regulatory driving offences

    In 2023 in Greater Bendigo there were 1 reported cases of Regulatory driving offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Greater Bendigo

    1 in 131

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

  • 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

  • Greater Bendigo

    1 in 32

    In 2023 in Greater Bendigo your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 32

  • 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 Greater Bendigo rank in crime?

Greater Bendigo lga is ranked 36/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Greater Bendigo a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Greater Bendigo?

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

What is the most reported crime in Greater Bendigo?

2,303 Theft cases were reported in Greater Bendigo in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Greater Bendigo?

Crime in Greater Bendigo has increased by 7.02% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Greater Bendigo in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Greater Bendigo in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Greater Bendigo?

The least safe suburb in Greater Bendigo is Wellsford, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Greater Bendigo?

The safest suburb in Greater Bendigo is Bendigo, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Greater Bendigo crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Greater Bendigo by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Wellsford, Redcastle and Golden Gully.


Suburbs in Greater Bendigo

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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