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Crime rate in Hobsons Bay, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 26/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    86,592

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    65.54 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    4,146

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    47.88

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    439

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

  • Property Crimes
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    2,523

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    5.07

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
    per 1000 people
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    29.14

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    18.31%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    51.91%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Hobsons Bay crime trends

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Hobsons Bay crime compared

Top crime types in Hobsons Bay:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Hobsons Bay there were 1,614 reported cases of Theft.

    1,614

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Hobsons Bay there were 493 reported cases of Property damage.

    493

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Hobsons Bay there were 415 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    415

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Hobsons Bay there were 412 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    412

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Hobsons Bay there were 397 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    397

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Hobsons Bay there were 191 reported cases of Deception.

    191

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Hobsons Bay there were 99 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    99

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Hobsons Bay there were 81 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    81

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Hobsons Bay there were 73 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    73

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Hobsons Bay there were 71 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    71

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Hobsons Bay there were 68 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    68

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Hobsons Bay there were 54 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    54

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Hobsons Bay there were 49 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    49

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Hobsons Bay there were 33 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    33

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Hobsons Bay there were 24 reported cases of Robbery.

    24

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Hobsons Bay there were 20 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    20

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Hobsons Bay there were 19 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    19

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Hobsons Bay there were 19 reported cases of Arson.

    19

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Hobsons Bay there were 7 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    7

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Hobsons Bay there were 6 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    6

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Hobsons Bay there were 1 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Hobsons Bay

    1 in 197

    In 2023 in Hobsons Bay your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 197

  • 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

  • Hobsons Bay

    1 in 34

    In 2023 in Hobsons Bay your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 34

  • 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 Hobsons Bay rank in crime?

Hobsons Bay lga is ranked 26/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Hobsons Bay a safe lga?

Hobsons Bay lga is a relatively unsafe area. Crime exists and may impact most people.

What are the main crime problems in Hobsons Bay?

The top crime types in Hobsons Bay are Theft, Property damage, Assault and related offences.

What is the most reported crime in Hobsons Bay?

1,614 Theft cases were reported in Hobsons Bay in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Hobsons Bay?

Crime in Hobsons Bay has decreased by 2.03% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Hobsons Bay in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Hobsons Bay in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Hobsons Bay?

The least safe suburb in Hobsons Bay is South Kingsville, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Hobsons Bay?

The safest suburb in Hobsons Bay is Brooklyn (Vic.), by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Hobsons Bay crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Hobsons Bay by crime crime rank and violent crimes are South Kingsville, Newport (Vic.) and Seaholme.


Suburbs in Hobsons Bay

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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