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Crime rate in Greater Geelong, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 32/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    273,654

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    1,061.74 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    16,449

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    60.11

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    1,892

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

  • Property Crimes
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    8,575

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    6.91

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    31.34

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    29.78%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    56.34%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Greater Geelong crime trends

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Greater Geelong crime compared

Top crime types in Greater Geelong:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Greater Geelong there were 5,168 reported cases of Theft.

    5,168

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Greater Geelong there were 2,530 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    2,530

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Greater Geelong there were 1,808 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    1,808

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Greater Geelong there were 1,679 reported cases of Property damage.

    1,679

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Greater Geelong there were 1,623 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    1,623

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Greater Geelong there were 1,104 reported cases of Deception.

    1,104

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Greater Geelong there were 379 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    379

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Greater Geelong there were 373 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    373

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Greater Geelong there were 330 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    330

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Greater Geelong there were 309 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    309

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Greater Geelong there were 297 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    297

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Greater Geelong there were 282 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    282

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Greater Geelong there were 178 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    178

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Greater Geelong there were 105 reported cases of Arson.

    105

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Greater Geelong there were 84 reported cases of Robbery.

    84

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Greater Geelong there were 64 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    64

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Greater Geelong there were 59 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    59

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Greater Geelong there were 55 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    55

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Greater Geelong there were 14 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    14

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Greater Geelong there were 5 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    5

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Greater Geelong there were 2 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    2

  • Regulatory driving offences

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

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Greater Geelong

    1 in 145

    In 2023 in Greater Geelong your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 145

  • 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 Geelong

    1 in 32

    In 2023 in Greater Geelong 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 Geelong rank in crime?

Greater Geelong lga is ranked 32/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Greater Geelong a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Greater Geelong?

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

What is the most reported crime in Greater Geelong?

5,168 Theft cases were reported in Greater Geelong in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Greater Geelong?

Crime in Greater Geelong has increased by 16.37% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Greater Geelong in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Greater Geelong?

The least safe suburb in Greater Geelong is Swan Bay (Vic.), by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Greater Geelong?

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

Where are Greater Geelong crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Greater Geelong by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Swan Bay (Vic.), Mannerim and Ceres.


Suburbs in Greater Geelong

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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