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Crime rate in Greater Dandenong, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 47/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    158,202

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    123.52 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    14,205

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    89.79

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    1,761

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

  • Property Crimes
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    7,473

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    11.13

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    47.24

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    56.14%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    76.66%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Greater Dandenong crime trends

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Greater Dandenong crime compared

Top crime types in Greater Dandenong:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong there were 5,321 reported cases of Theft.

    5,321

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong there were 2,079 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    2,079

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong there were 1,602 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    1,602

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong there were 1,078 reported cases of Property damage.

    1,078

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong there were 1,002 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    1,002

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong there were 678 reported cases of Deception.

    678

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong there were 540 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    540

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong there were 386 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    386

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong there were 275 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    275

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong there were 274 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    274

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong there were 233 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    233

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong there were 159 reported cases of Robbery.

    159

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong there were 142 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    142

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong there were 127 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    127

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong there were 87 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    87

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong there were 72 reported cases of Arson.

    72

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong there were 69 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    69

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong there were 67 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    67

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong there were 7 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    7

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong there were 4 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    4

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong there were 2 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    2

  • Public security offences

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong there were 1 reported cases of Public security offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Greater Dandenong

    1 in 90

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 90

  • 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 Dandenong

    1 in 21

    In 2023 in Greater Dandenong your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 21

  • 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 Dandenong rank in crime?

Greater Dandenong lga is ranked 47/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Greater Dandenong a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Greater Dandenong?

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

What is the most reported crime in Greater Dandenong?

5,321 Theft cases were reported in Greater Dandenong in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Greater Dandenong?

Crime in Greater Dandenong has increased by 12.86% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Greater Dandenong in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Greater Dandenong?

The least safe suburb in Greater Dandenong is Keysborough, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Greater Dandenong?

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

Where are Greater Dandenong crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Greater Dandenong by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Keysborough, Springvale South and Noble Park North.


Suburbs in Greater Dandenong

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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