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Crime rate in Kempsey, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 100/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    30,707

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    3,383.86 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    4,825

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    157.13

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    713

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

  • Property Crimes
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    1,968

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    23.22

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    64.09

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    82.9%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    85.11%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Kempsey crime trends

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Kempsey crime compared

Top crime types in Kempsey:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Kempsey there were 919 reported cases of Theft.

    919

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Kempsey there were 824 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    824

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Kempsey there were 600 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    600

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Kempsey there were 447 reported cases of Property damage.

    447

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Kempsey there were 437 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    437

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Kempsey there were 424 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    424

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Kempsey there were 288 reported cases of Deception.

    288

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Kempsey there were 165 reported cases of Arson.

    165

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Kempsey there were 140 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    140

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Kempsey there were 125 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    125

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Kempsey there were 101 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    101

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Kempsey there were 89 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    89

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Kempsey there were 69 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    69

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Kempsey there were 68 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    68

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Kempsey there were 50 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    50

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Kempsey there were 22 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    22

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Kempsey there were 17 reported cases of Robbery.

    17

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Kempsey there were 16 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    16

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Kempsey there were 11 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    11

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Kempsey there were 6 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    6

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Kempsey there were 4 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    4

  • Abduction and related offences

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

    2

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Kempsey there were 1 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Kempsey

    1 in 43

    In 2023 in Kempsey your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 43

  • 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

  • Kempsey

    1 in 16

    In 2023 in Kempsey your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 16

  • 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 Kempsey rank in crime?

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

Is Kempsey a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Kempsey?

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

What is the most reported crime in Kempsey?

919 Theft cases were reported in Kempsey in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Kempsey?

Crime in Kempsey has increased by 22.06% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Kempsey in 2023?

There were 1 Homicide and related offences cases in Kempsey in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Kempsey?

The least safe suburb in Kempsey is Corangula, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Kempsey?

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

Where are Kempsey crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Kempsey by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Corangula, Sherwood (Kempsey - NSW) and Hampden Hall.


Suburbs in Kempsey

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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