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Crime rate in Monash, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 27/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    191,721

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    83.25 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    10,297

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    53.71

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    880

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

  • Property Crimes
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    6,824

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    4.59

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    35.59

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    12.88%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    63.58%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Monash crime trends

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Monash crime compared

Top crime types in Monash:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Monash there were 4,683 reported cases of Theft.

    4,683

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Monash there were 1,409 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    1,409

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Monash there were 854 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    854

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Monash there were 826 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    826

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Monash there were 705 reported cases of Property damage.

    705

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Monash there were 608 reported cases of Deception.

    608

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Monash there were 208 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    208

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Monash there were 174 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    174

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Monash there were 171 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    171

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Monash there were 162 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    162

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Monash there were 130 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    130

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Monash there were 89 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    89

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Monash there were 62 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    62

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Monash there were 54 reported cases of Robbery.

    54

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Monash there were 43 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    43

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Monash there were 37 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    37

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Monash there were 34 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    34

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Monash there were 27 reported cases of Arson.

    27

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Monash there were 11 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    11

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Monash there were 7 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    7

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Monash there were 3 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    3

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Monash

    1 in 218

    In 2023 in Monash your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 218

  • 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

  • Monash

    1 in 28

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

  • 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 Monash rank in crime?

Monash lga is ranked 27/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Monash a safe lga?

Monash lga is a relatively unsafe area. Crime exists and may impact most people.

What are the main crime problems in Monash?

The top crime types in Monash are Theft, Burglary/Break and enter, Breaches of orders.

What is the most reported crime in Monash?

4,683 Theft cases were reported in Monash in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Monash?

Crime in Monash has increased by 18.07% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Monash in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Monash?

The least safe suburb in Monash is Hughesdale, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Monash?

The safest suburb in Monash is Oakleigh, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Monash crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Monash by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Hughesdale, Wheelers Hill and Mount Waverley.


Suburbs in Monash

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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