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Crime rate in Lithgow, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 82/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    20,904

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    3,522.02 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    2,394

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    114.52

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    447

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

  • Property Crimes
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    823

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    21.38

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    39.37

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    80.89%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    68.41%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Lithgow crime trends

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Lithgow crime compared

Top crime types in Lithgow:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Lithgow there were 449 reported cases of Theft.

    449

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Lithgow there were 370 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    370

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Lithgow there were 359 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    359

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Lithgow there were 301 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    301

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Lithgow there were 250 reported cases of Property damage.

    250

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Lithgow there were 138 reported cases of Deception.

    138

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Lithgow there were 103 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    103

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Lithgow there were 78 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    78

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Lithgow there were 66 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    66

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Lithgow there were 65 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    65

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Lithgow there were 64 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    64

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Lithgow there were 42 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    42

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Lithgow there were 26 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    26

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Lithgow there were 24 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    24

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Lithgow there were 21 reported cases of Arson.

    21

  • Other crimes against the person

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

    10

  • Other drug offences

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

    8

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Lithgow there were 5 reported cases of Robbery.

    5

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Lithgow there were 5 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    5

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Lithgow there were 3 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    3

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Lithgow there were 3 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    3

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Lithgow there were 3 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    3

  • Abduction and related offences

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

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Lithgow

    1 in 47

    In 2023 in Lithgow your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 47

  • 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

  • Lithgow

    1 in 25

    In 2023 in Lithgow your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 25

  • 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 Lithgow rank in crime?

Lithgow lga is ranked 82/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Lithgow a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Lithgow?

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

What is the most reported crime in Lithgow?

449 Theft cases were reported in Lithgow in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Lithgow?

Crime in Lithgow has increased by 21.83% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Lithgow in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Lithgow?

The least safe suburb in Lithgow is Sodwalls, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Lithgow?

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

Where are Lithgow crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Lithgow by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Sodwalls, Tarana and Glen Davis.


Suburbs in Lithgow

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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