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Crime rate in Hay, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 62/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    2,887

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    12,802.63 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    246

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    85.21

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    47

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

  • Property Crimes
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    65

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    16.28

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    22.51

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    70.82%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    35.61%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Hay crime trends

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Hay crime compared

Top crime types in Hay:


  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Hay there were 39 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    39

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Hay there were 28 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    28

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Hay there were 28 reported cases of Deception.

    28

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Hay there were 27 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    27

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Hay there were 26 reported cases of Theft.

    26

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Hay there were 20 reported cases of Property damage.

    20

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Hay there were 17 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    17

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Hay there were 12 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    12

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Hay there were 11 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    11

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Hay there were 8 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    8

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Hay there were 7 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    7

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Hay there were 5 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    5

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Hay there were 4 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    4

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Hay there were 4 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    4

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Hay there were 3 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    3

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Hay there were 2 reported cases of Arson.

    2

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Hay there were 2 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    2

  • Blackmail and extortion

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

    1

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Hay there were 1 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    1

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Hay there were 1 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Hay

    1 in 61

    In 2023 in Hay your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 61

  • 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

  • Hay

    1 in 44

    In 2023 in Hay your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 44

  • 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 Hay rank in crime?

Hay lga is ranked 62/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Hay a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Hay?

The top crime types in Hay are Assault and related offences, Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour, Deception.

What is the most reported crime in Hay?

39 Assault and related offences cases were reported in Hay in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Hay?

Crime in Hay has decreased by 30.9% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Hay in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Hay?

The least safe suburb in Hay is One Tree, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Hay?

The safest suburb in Hay is Hay (NSW), by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Hay crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Hay by crime crime rank and violent crimes are One Tree, Maude (NSW) and Booligal.


Suburbs in Hay

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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