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Crime rate in Ipswich, QLD, Australia

Crime Rank: 41/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    228,930

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    1,069.51 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    19,961

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    87.19

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    1,887

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

  • Property Crimes
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    10,092

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    8.24

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    44.08

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    39.24%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    73.04%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Ipswich crime trends

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Ipswich crime compared

Top crime types in Ipswich:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Ipswich there were 6,175 reported cases of Theft.

    6,175

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Ipswich there were 2,491 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    2,491

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Ipswich there were 1,942 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    1,942

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Ipswich there were 1,755 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    1,755

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Ipswich there were 1,642 reported cases of Property damage.

    1,642

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Ipswich there were 1,572 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    1,572

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Ipswich there were 1,454 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    1,454

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Ipswich there were 785 reported cases of Deception.

    785

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Ipswich there were 609 reported cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    609

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Ipswich there were 504 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    504

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Ipswich there were 396 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    396

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Ipswich there were 217 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    217

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Ipswich there were 177 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    177

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Ipswich there were 125 reported cases of Robbery.

    125

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Ipswich there were 94 reported cases of Arson.

    94

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Ipswich there were 16 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    16

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Ipswich there were 7 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    7

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Ipswich

    1 in 121

    In 2023 in Ipswich your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 121

  • QLD

    1 in 131

    In 2023 in QLD your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 131

  • 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

  • Ipswich

    1 in 23

    In 2023 in Ipswich your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 23

  • QLD

    1 in 22

    In 2023 in QLD your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 22

  • 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 Ipswich rank in crime?

Ipswich lga is ranked 41/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Ipswich a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Ipswich?

The top crime types in Ipswich are Theft, Drug dealing and trafficking, Transport regulation offences.

What is the most reported crime in Ipswich?

6,175 Theft cases were reported in Ipswich in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Ipswich?

Crime in Ipswich has increased by 0.44% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Ipswich in 2023?

There were 7 Homicide and related offences cases in Ipswich in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Ipswich?

The least safe suburb in Ipswich is Ashwell, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Ipswich?

The safest suburb in Ipswich is West Ipswich, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Ipswich crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Ipswich by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Ashwell, Lanefield and Mount Mort.


Suburbs in Ipswich

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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