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Crime rate in Macedon Ranges, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 17/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    51,730

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    1,810.87 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    1,503

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    29.05

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    152

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

  • Property Crimes
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    776

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    2.94

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    15.00

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    5.03%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    16.1%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Macedon Ranges crime trends

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Macedon Ranges crime compared

Top crime types in Macedon Ranges:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Macedon Ranges there were 448 reported cases of Theft.

    448

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Macedon Ranges there were 224 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    224

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Macedon Ranges there were 180 reported cases of Property damage.

    180

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Macedon Ranges there were 149 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    149

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Macedon Ranges there were 134 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    134

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Macedon Ranges there were 70 reported cases of Deception.

    70

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Macedon Ranges there were 68 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    68

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Macedon Ranges there were 51 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    51

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Macedon Ranges there were 51 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    51

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Macedon Ranges there were 34 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    34

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Macedon Ranges there were 28 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    28

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Macedon Ranges there were 27 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    27

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Macedon Ranges there were 14 reported cases of Arson.

    14

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Macedon Ranges there were 6 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    6

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Macedon Ranges there were 6 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    6

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Macedon Ranges there were 5 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    5

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Macedon Ranges there were 4 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    4

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Macedon Ranges there were 3 reported cases of Robbery.

    3

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Macedon Ranges there were 1 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Macedon Ranges

    1 in 340

    In 2023 in Macedon Ranges your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 340

  • 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

  • Macedon Ranges

    1 in 67

    In 2023 in Macedon Ranges your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 67

  • 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 Macedon Ranges rank in crime?

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

Is Macedon Ranges a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Macedon Ranges?

The top crime types in Macedon Ranges are Theft, Breaches of orders, Property damage.

What is the most reported crime in Macedon Ranges?

448 Theft cases were reported in Macedon Ranges in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Macedon Ranges?

Crime in Macedon Ranges has increased by 1.83% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Macedon Ranges in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Macedon Ranges in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Macedon Ranges?

The least safe suburb in Macedon Ranges is Benloch, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Macedon Ranges?

The safest suburb in Macedon Ranges is Cadello, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Macedon Ranges crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Macedon Ranges by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Benloch, Kyneton South and Woodend North.


Suburbs in Macedon Ranges

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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