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Crime rate in Gunnedah, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 78/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    14,104

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    5,687.76 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    1,782

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    126.35

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    270

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

  • Property Crimes
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    675

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    19.14

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    47.86

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    77.06%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    77.26%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Gunnedah crime trends

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Gunnedah crime compared

Top crime types in Gunnedah:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Gunnedah there were 296 reported cases of Theft.

    296

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Gunnedah there were 220 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    220

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Gunnedah there were 208 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    208

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Gunnedah there were 191 reported cases of Property damage.

    191

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Gunnedah there were 138 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    138

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Gunnedah there were 137 reported cases of Deception.

    137

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Gunnedah there were 123 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    123

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Gunnedah there were 102 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    102

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Gunnedah there were 78 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    78

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Gunnedah there were 58 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    58

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Gunnedah there were 57 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    57

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Gunnedah there were 50 reported cases of Arson.

    50

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Gunnedah there were 43 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    43

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Gunnedah there were 29 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    29

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Gunnedah there were 24 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    24

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Gunnedah there were 7 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    7

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Gunnedah there were 6 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    6

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Gunnedah there were 5 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    5

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Gunnedah there were 5 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    5

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Gunnedah there were 4 reported cases of Robbery.

    4

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Gunnedah there were 1 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Gunnedah

    1 in 52

    In 2023 in Gunnedah your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 52

  • 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

  • Gunnedah

    1 in 21

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

  • 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 Gunnedah rank in crime?

Gunnedah lga is ranked 78/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Gunnedah a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Gunnedah?

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

What is the most reported crime in Gunnedah?

296 Theft cases were reported in Gunnedah in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Gunnedah?

Crime in Gunnedah has increased by 11.51% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Gunnedah in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Gunnedah?

The least safe suburb in Gunnedah is Keepit, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Gunnedah?

The safest suburb in Gunnedah is Breeza, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Gunnedah crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Gunnedah by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Keepit, Willala and Blue Vale.


Suburbs in Gunnedah

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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