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Crime rate in Lane Cove, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 17/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    46,525

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    12.04 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    1,540

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    33.10

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    199

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

  • Property Crimes
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    463

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    4.28

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    9.95

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

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    Violent Crimes
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    11.67%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    4.43%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Lane Cove crime trends

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Lane Cove crime compared

Top crime types in Lane Cove:


  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Lane Cove there were 304 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    304

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Lane Cove there were 269 reported cases of Theft.

    269

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Lane Cove there were 176 reported cases of Deception.

    176

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Lane Cove there were 136 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    136

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Lane Cove there were 107 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    107

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Lane Cove there were 106 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    106

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Lane Cove there were 97 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    97

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Lane Cove there were 85 reported cases of Property damage.

    85

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Lane Cove there were 51 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    51

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Lane Cove there were 45 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    45

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Lane Cove there were 36 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    36

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Lane Cove there were 28 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    28

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Lane Cove there were 26 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    26

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Lane Cove there were 22 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    22

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Lane Cove there were 14 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    14

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Lane Cove there were 13 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    13

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Lane Cove there were 8 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    8

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

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

    5

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Lane Cove there were 4 reported cases of Robbery.

    4

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Lane Cove there were 3 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    3

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Lane Cove there were 3 reported cases of Arson.

    3

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Lane Cove there were 1 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    1

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Lane Cove there were 1 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Lane Cove

    1 in 234

    In 2023 in Lane Cove your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 234

  • 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

  • Lane Cove

    1 in 100

    In 2023 in Lane Cove your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 100

  • 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 Lane Cove rank in crime?

Lane Cove lga is ranked 17/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Lane Cove a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Lane Cove?

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

What is the most reported crime in Lane Cove?

304 Transport regulation offences cases were reported in Lane Cove in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Lane Cove?

Crime in Lane Cove has decreased by 1.16% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Lane Cove in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Lane Cove in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Lane Cove?

The least safe suburb in Lane Cove is Linley Point, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Lane Cove?

The safest suburb in Lane Cove is St Leonards (NSW), by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Lane Cove crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Lane Cove by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Linley Point, Longueville and Lane Cove North.


Suburbs in Lane Cove

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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