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Crime rate in Hornsby, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 16/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    144,697

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    561.13 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    4,566

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    31.56

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    596

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

  • Property Crimes
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    1,345

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    4.12

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    9.30

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    10.87%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    2.82%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Hornsby crime trends

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Hornsby crime compared

Top crime types in Hornsby:


  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 864 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    864

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 794 reported cases of Theft.

    794

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 561 reported cases of Deception.

    561

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 423 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    423

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 360 reported cases of Property damage.

    360

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 344 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    344

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 308 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    308

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 180 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    180

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 165 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    165

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 151 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    151

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 94 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    94

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 72 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    72

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 61 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    61

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 51 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    51

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 35 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    35

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 33 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    33

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 26 reported cases of Arson.

    26

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 14 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    14

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 11 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    11

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 7 reported cases of Robbery.

    7

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 5 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    5

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 3 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    3

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 2 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    2

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Hornsby there were 2 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    2

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Hornsby

    1 in 243

    In 2023 in Hornsby your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 243

  • 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

  • Hornsby

    1 in 108

    In 2023 in Hornsby your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 108

  • 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 Hornsby rank in crime?

Hornsby lga is ranked 16/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Hornsby a safe lga?

Hornsby lga is moderately safe. Crime exists and may impact some people.

What are the main crime problems in Hornsby?

The top crime types in Hornsby are Transport regulation offences, Theft, Deception.

What is the most reported crime in Hornsby?

864 Transport regulation offences cases were reported in Hornsby in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Hornsby?

Crime in Hornsby has decreased by 9.08% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Hornsby in 2023?

There were 2 Homicide and related offences cases in Hornsby in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Hornsby?

The least safe suburb in Hornsby is Forest Glen (NSW), by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Hornsby?

The safest suburb in Hornsby is Milsons Passage, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Hornsby crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Hornsby by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Forest Glen (NSW), Laughtondale and Singletons Mill.


Suburbs in Hornsby

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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