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Crime rate in Mornington Peninsula, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 23/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    172,683

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    755.55 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    7,385

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    42.77

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    808

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

  • Property Crimes
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    3,992

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    4.68

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    23.12

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    14.29%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    37.63%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Mornington Peninsula crime trends

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Mornington Peninsula crime compared

Top crime types in Mornington Peninsula:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Mornington Peninsula there were 2,267 reported cases of Theft.

    2,267

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Mornington Peninsula there were 962 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    962

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Mornington Peninsula there were 891 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    891

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Mornington Peninsula there were 795 reported cases of Property damage.

    795

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Mornington Peninsula there were 784 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    784

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Mornington Peninsula there were 347 reported cases of Deception.

    347

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Mornington Peninsula there were 207 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    207

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Mornington Peninsula there were 190 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    190

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Mornington Peninsula there were 183 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    183

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Mornington Peninsula there were 165 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    165

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Mornington Peninsula there were 161 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    161

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Mornington Peninsula there were 117 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    117

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Mornington Peninsula there were 62 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    62

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Mornington Peninsula there were 58 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    58

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Mornington Peninsula there were 57 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    57

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Mornington Peninsula there were 41 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    41

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Mornington Peninsula there were 39 reported cases of Arson.

    39

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Mornington Peninsula there were 30 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    30

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Mornington Peninsula there were 24 reported cases of Robbery.

    24

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Mornington Peninsula there were 3 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    3

  • Other government regulatory offences

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

    1

  • Public security offences

    In 2023 in Mornington Peninsula there were 1 reported cases of Public security offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Mornington Peninsula

    1 in 214

    In 2023 in Mornington Peninsula your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 214

  • 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

  • Mornington Peninsula

    1 in 43

    In 2023 in Mornington Peninsula your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 43

  • 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 Mornington Peninsula rank in crime?

Mornington Peninsula lga is ranked 23/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Mornington Peninsula a safe lga?

Mornington Peninsula lga is moderately safe. Crime exists and may impact some people.

What are the main crime problems in Mornington Peninsula?

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

What is the most reported crime in Mornington Peninsula?

2,267 Theft cases were reported in Mornington Peninsula in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Mornington Peninsula?

Crime in Mornington Peninsula has increased by 9.88% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Mornington Peninsula in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Mornington Peninsula in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Mornington Peninsula?

The least safe suburb in Mornington Peninsula is Balnarring Beach, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Mornington Peninsula?

The safest suburb in Mornington Peninsula is Hastings (Vic.), by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Mornington Peninsula crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Mornington Peninsula by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Balnarring Beach, Point Leo and Arthurs Seat.


Suburbs in Mornington Peninsula

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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