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Crime rate in Lismore, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 60/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    44,838

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    1,308.11 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    4,654

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    103.80

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    711

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

  • Property Crimes
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    1,630

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    15.86

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    36.35

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    70.22%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    64.19%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Lismore crime trends

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Lismore crime compared

Top crime types in Lismore:


  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Lismore there were 909 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    909

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Lismore there were 872 reported cases of Theft.

    872

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Lismore there were 500 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    500

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Lismore there were 400 reported cases of Property damage.

    400

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Lismore there were 329 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    329

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Lismore there were 312 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    312

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Lismore there were 263 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    263

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Lismore there were 249 reported cases of Deception.

    249

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Lismore there were 189 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    189

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Lismore there were 126 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    126

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Lismore there were 120 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    120

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Lismore there were 85 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    85

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Lismore there were 69 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    69

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Lismore there were 61 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    61

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Lismore there were 56 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    56

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Lismore there were 46 reported cases of Arson.

    46

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Lismore there were 30 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    30

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Lismore there were 16 reported cases of Robbery.

    16

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Lismore there were 10 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    10

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Lismore there were 6 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    6

  • Blackmail and extortion

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

    4

  • Abduction and related offences

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

    1

  • Homicide and related offences

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

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Lismore

    1 in 63

    In 2023 in Lismore your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 63

  • 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

  • Lismore

    1 in 28

    In 2023 in Lismore your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 28

  • 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 Lismore rank in crime?

Lismore lga is ranked 60/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Lismore a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Lismore?

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

What is the most reported crime in Lismore?

909 Justice procedures offences cases were reported in Lismore in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Lismore?

Crime in Lismore has increased by 10% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Lismore in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Lismore?

The least safe suburb in Lismore is Blakebrook, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Lismore?

The safest suburb in Lismore is Lismore (NSW), by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Lismore crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Lismore by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Blakebrook, North Woodburn and Wyrallah.


Suburbs in Lismore

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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