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Crime rate in Moreton Bay, QLD, Australia

Crime Rank: 29/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    476,196

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    1,958.44 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    31,757

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    66.69

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    2,456

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

  • Property Crimes
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    15,910

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    5.16

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
    per 1000 people
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    33.41

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    18.71%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    61.17%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

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Top crime types:

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Moreton Bay there were 9,900 cases of Theft.

    9,900

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Moreton Bay there were 4,431 cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    4,431

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Moreton Bay there were 3,732 cases of Transport regulation offences.

    3,732

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Moreton Bay there were 2,522 cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    2,522

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Moreton Bay there were 2,433 cases of Property damage.

    2,433

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Moreton Bay there were 2,249 cases of Assault and related offences.

    2,249

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Moreton Bay there were 2,042 cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    2,042

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Moreton Bay there were 1,309 cases of Deception.

    1,309

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Moreton Bay there were 942 cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    942

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Moreton Bay there were 705 cases of Other crimes against the person.

    705

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Moreton Bay there were 581 cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    581

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Moreton Bay there were 340 cases of Public nuisance offences.

    340

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Moreton Bay there were 199 cases of Robbery.

    199

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Moreton Bay there were 190 cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    190

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Moreton Bay there were 113 cases of Arson.

    113

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Moreton Bay there were 61 cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    61

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Moreton Bay there were 8 cases of Homicide and related offences.

    8

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Moreton Bay

    1 in 194

    In 2023 in Moreton Bay your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 194

  • QLD

    1 in 131

    In 2023 in QLD your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 131

  • 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

  • Moreton Bay

    1 in 30

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

  • QLD

    1 in 22

    In 2023 in QLD your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 22

  • Australia

    1 in 28

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


Frequently Asked Questions

How does Moreton Bay rank in crime?

Moreton Bay lga is ranked 29/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Moreton Bay a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Moreton Bay?

The top crime types in Moreton Bay are Theft, Drug dealing and trafficking, Transport regulation offences.

What is the most reported crime in Moreton Bay?

9,900 Theft cases were reported in Moreton Bay in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Moreton Bay?

Crime in Moreton Bay has increased by 10.1% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Moreton Bay in 2023?

There were 8 Homicide and related offences cases in Moreton Bay in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Moreton Bay?

The least safe suburb in Moreton Bay is Mount Delaney, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Moreton Bay?

The safest suburb in Moreton Bay is Caboolture, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Moreton Bay crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Moreton Bay by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Mount Delaney, Draper and Ocean View.


Suburbs in Moreton Bay

Albany Creek (10) Arana Hills (10) Armstrong Creek (Qld) (10) Banksia Beach (10) Beachmere (10) Bellara (10) Bellmere (10) Bellthorpe (10) Bongaree (10) Bracalba (15) Bray Park (Qld) (10) Brendale (23) Bunya (10) Burpengary (11) Burpengary East (12) Caboolture (24) Caboolture South (21) Camp Mountain (10) Campbells Pocket (10) Cashmere (10) Cedar Creek (Moreton Bay - Qld) (10) Cedarton (10) Clear Mountain (10) Clontarf (Moreton Bay - Qld) (14) Closeburn (10) Commissioners Flat (10) D'Aguilar (10) Dakabin (11) Dayboro (10) Deception Bay (19) Delaneys Creek (10) Donnybrook (Qld) (10) Draper (10) Eatons Hill (10) Elimbah (10) Everton Hills (10) Ferny Hills (10) Godwin Beach (10) Griffin (10) Highvale (10) Jollys Lookout (11) Joyner (10) Kallangur (12) King Scrub (10) Kippa-Ring (20) Kobble Creek (10) Kurwongbah (10) Laceys Creek (10) Lawnton (17) Mango Hill (10) Margate (Qld) (18) Meldale (10) Moodlu (17) Moorina (Qld) (10) Morayfield (18) Mount Delaney (10) Mount Glorious (10) Mount Mee (14) Mount Nebo (10) Mount Pleasant (Moreton Bay - Qld) (10) Mount Samson (10) Murrumba Downs (10) Narangba (10) Neurum (10) Newport (Qld) (10) Ningi (10) North Lakes (11) Ocean View (10) Petrie (13) Redcliffe (Qld) (21) Rocksberg (12) Rothwell (17) Rush Creek (10) Samford Valley (10) Samford Village (10) Samsonvale (10) Sandstone Point (10) Scarborough (Qld) (10) Stanmore (Qld) (10) Stony Creek (Qld) (12) Strathpine (17) Toorbul (10) Upper Caboolture (10) Wamuran (10) Wamuran Basin (10) Warner (10) White Patch (10) Whiteside (10) Wights Mountain (10) Woodford (Qld) (12) Woody Point (17) Woorim (10) Yugar (10)

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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