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Crime rate in Moreland, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 31/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    183,328

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    53.24 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    10,844

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    59.15

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    1,066

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

  • Property Crimes
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    6,901

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    5.81

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    37.64

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    23.14%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    66%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Moreland crime trends

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Moreland crime compared

Top crime types in Moreland:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Moreland there were 4,644 reported cases of Theft.

    4,644

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Moreland there were 1,152 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    1,152

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Moreland there were 1,047 reported cases of Property damage.

    1,047

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Moreland there were 1,004 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    1,004

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Moreland there were 901 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    901

  • Deception

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

    608

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Moreland there were 259 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    259

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Moreland there were 251 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    251

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Moreland there were 191 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    191

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Moreland there were 173 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    173

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Moreland there were 162 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    162

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Moreland there were 81 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    81

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Moreland there were 80 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    80

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Moreland there were 71 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    71

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Moreland there were 62 reported cases of Robbery.

    62

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Moreland there were 58 reported cases of Arson.

    58

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Moreland there were 55 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    55

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Moreland there were 38 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    38

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Moreland there were 4 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    4

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Moreland there were 1 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    1

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Moreland there were 1 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    1

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Moreland there were 1 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Moreland

    1 in 172

    In 2023 in Moreland your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 172

  • 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

  • Moreland

    1 in 27

    In 2023 in Moreland your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 27

  • 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 Moreland rank in crime?

Moreland lga is ranked 31/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Moreland a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Moreland?

The top crime types in Moreland are Theft, Burglary/Break and enter, Property damage.

What is the most reported crime in Moreland?

4,644 Theft cases were reported in Moreland in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Moreland?

Crime in Moreland has increased by 8.02% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Moreland in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Moreland?

The least safe suburb in Moreland is Gowanbrae, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Moreland?

The safest suburb in Moreland is Brunswick (Vic.), by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Moreland crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Moreland by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Gowanbrae, Pascoe Vale South and Oak Park.


Suburbs in Moreland

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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