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Crime rate in Moree Plains, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 100/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    12,797

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    17,630.44 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    3,878

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    303.04

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    561

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

  • Property Crimes
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    1,673

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    43.84

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    130.73

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    90.74%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    95.57%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Moree Plains crime trends

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Moree Plains crime compared

Top crime types in Moree Plains:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Moree Plains there were 729 reported cases of Theft.

    729

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Moree Plains there were 711 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    711

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Moree Plains there were 451 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    451

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Moree Plains there were 418 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    418

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Moree Plains there were 358 reported cases of Property damage.

    358

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Moree Plains there were 244 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    244

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Moree Plains there were 236 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    236

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Moree Plains there were 168 reported cases of Arson.

    168

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Moree Plains there were 123 reported cases of Deception.

    123

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Moree Plains there were 98 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    98

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Moree Plains there were 84 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    84

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Moree Plains there were 66 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    66

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Moree Plains there were 62 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    62

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Moree Plains there were 52 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    52

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Moree Plains there were 23 reported cases of Robbery.

    23

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Moree Plains there were 18 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    18

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Moree Plains there were 18 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    18

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Moree Plains there were 13 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    13

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

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

    3

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Moree Plains there were 2 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    2

  • Abduction and related offences

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

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Moree Plains

    1 in 23

    In 2023 in Moree Plains your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 23

  • 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

  • Moree Plains

    1 in 8

    In 2023 in Moree Plains your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 8

  • 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 Moree Plains rank in crime?

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

Is Moree Plains a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Moree Plains?

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

What is the most reported crime in Moree Plains?

729 Theft cases were reported in Moree Plains in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Moree Plains?

Crime in Moree Plains has increased by 3.52% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Moree Plains in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Moree Plains in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Moree Plains?

The least safe suburb in Moree Plains is Gurley, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Moree Plains?

The safest suburb in Moree Plains is Boggabilla, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Moree Plains crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Moree Plains by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Gurley, Rocky Creek (Gwydir - NSW) and Mallowa.


Suburbs in Moree Plains

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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