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Crime rate in Maitland, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 61/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    90,215

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    433.09 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    8,517

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    94.41

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    1,513

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

  • Property Crimes
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    3,003

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    16.77

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    33.29

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    72.03%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    60.97%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Maitland crime trends

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Maitland crime compared

Top crime types in Maitland:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Maitland there were 1,711 reported cases of Theft.

    1,711

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Maitland there were 1,198 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    1,198

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Maitland there were 1,166 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    1,166

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Maitland there were 756 reported cases of Property damage.

    756

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Maitland there were 738 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    738

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Maitland there were 622 reported cases of Deception.

    622

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Maitland there were 512 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    512

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Maitland there were 459 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    459

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Maitland there were 303 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    303

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Maitland there were 292 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    292

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Maitland there were 140 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    140

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Maitland there were 136 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    136

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Maitland there were 99 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    99

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Maitland there were 86 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    86

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Maitland there were 77 reported cases of Arson.

    77

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Maitland there were 55 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    55

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Maitland there were 53 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    53

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Maitland there were 33 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    33

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Maitland there were 32 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    32

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Maitland there were 24 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    24

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Maitland there were 18 reported cases of Robbery.

    18

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Maitland there were 4 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    4

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

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

    3

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Maitland

    1 in 60

    In 2023 in Maitland your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 60

  • 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

  • Maitland

    1 in 30

    In 2023 in Maitland your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 30

  • 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 Maitland rank in crime?

Maitland lga is ranked 61/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Maitland a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Maitland?

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

What is the most reported crime in Maitland?

1,711 Theft cases were reported in Maitland in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Maitland?

Crime in Maitland has decreased by 4.42% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Maitland in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Maitland?

The least safe suburb in Maitland is Anambah, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Maitland?

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

Where are Maitland crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Maitland by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Anambah, Gosforth and Maitland Vale.


Suburbs in Maitland

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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