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Crime rate in Knox, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 24/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    160,135

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    132.34 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    7,354

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    45.92

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    765

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

  • Property Crimes
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    3,855

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    4.78

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    24.07

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    15.29%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    40.44%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Knox crime trends

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Knox crime compared

Top crime types in Knox:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Knox there were 2,475 reported cases of Theft.

    2,475

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Knox there were 872 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    872

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Knox there were 767 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    767

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Knox there were 731 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    731

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Knox there were 581 reported cases of Property damage.

    581

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Knox there were 415 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    415

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Knox there were 393 reported cases of Deception.

    393

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Knox there were 252 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    252

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Knox there were 182 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    182

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Knox there were 154 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    154

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Knox there were 145 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    145

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Knox there were 87 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    87

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Knox there were 68 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    68

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Knox there were 63 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    63

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Knox there were 54 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    54

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Knox there were 34 reported cases of Robbery.

    34

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Knox there were 32 reported cases of Arson.

    32

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Knox there were 32 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    32

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Knox there were 10 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    10

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Knox there were 6 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    6

  • Regulatory driving offences

    In 2023 in Knox there were 1 reported cases of Regulatory driving offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Knox

    1 in 209

    In 2023 in Knox your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 209

  • 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

  • Knox

    1 in 42

    In 2023 in Knox your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 42

  • 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 Knox rank in crime?

Knox lga is ranked 24/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Knox a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Knox?

The top crime types in Knox are Theft, Breaches of orders, Burglary/Break and enter.

What is the most reported crime in Knox?

2,475 Theft cases were reported in Knox in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Knox?

Crime in Knox has increased by 13.82% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Knox in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Knox?

The least safe suburb in Knox is Lysterfield, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Knox?

The safest suburb in Knox is Bayswater (Vic.), by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Knox crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Knox by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Lysterfield, Wantirna and Rowville.


Suburbs in Knox

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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