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Crime rate in Kiama, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 19/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    23,131

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    240.55 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    753

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    32.55

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    120

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

  • Property Crimes
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    293

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    5.19

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    12.67

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    19.11%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    9.05%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Kiama crime trends

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Kiama crime compared

Top crime types in Kiama:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Kiama there were 164 reported cases of Theft.

    164

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Kiama there were 72 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    72

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Kiama there were 70 reported cases of Property damage.

    70

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Kiama there were 59 reported cases of Deception.

    59

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Kiama there were 56 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    56

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Kiama there were 54 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    54

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Kiama there were 45 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    45

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Kiama there were 44 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    44

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Kiama there were 43 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    43

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Kiama there were 40 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    40

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Kiama there were 32 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    32

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Kiama there were 17 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    17

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Kiama there were 15 reported cases of Arson.

    15

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Kiama there were 10 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    10

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Kiama there were 9 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    9

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Kiama there were 7 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    7

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Kiama there were 6 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    6

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Kiama there were 6 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    6

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Kiama there were 2 reported cases of Robbery.

    2

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Kiama there were 2 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    2

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Kiama

    1 in 193

    In 2023 in Kiama your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 193

  • 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

  • Kiama

    1 in 79

    In 2023 in Kiama your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 79

  • 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 Kiama rank in crime?

Kiama lga is ranked 19/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Kiama a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Kiama?

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

What is the most reported crime in Kiama?

164 Theft cases were reported in Kiama in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Kiama?

Crime in Kiama has increased by 4.29% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Kiama in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Kiama?

The least safe suburb in Kiama is Rose Valley (Kiama - NSW), by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Kiama?

The safest suburb in Kiama is Knights Hill, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Kiama crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Kiama by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Rose Valley (Kiama - NSW), Jerrara and Saddleback Mountain.


Suburbs in Kiama

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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