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Crime rate in Mount Isa, QLD, Australia

Crime Rank: 100/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    18,776

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    50,756.87 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    6,266

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    333.72

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    1,266

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

  • Property Crimes
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    2,448

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    67.43

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    130.38

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    93.16%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    95.37%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Mount Isa crime trends

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Mount Isa crime compared

Top crime types in Mount Isa:


  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Mount Isa there were 1,243 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    1,243

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Mount Isa there were 792 reported cases of Theft.

    792

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Mount Isa there were 728 reported cases of Property damage.

    728

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Mount Isa there were 714 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    714

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Mount Isa there were 706 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    706

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Mount Isa there were 683 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    683

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Mount Isa there were 580 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    580

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Mount Isa there were 195 reported cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    195

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Mount Isa there were 183 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    183

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Mount Isa there were 124 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    124

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Mount Isa there were 85 reported cases of Deception.

    85

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Mount Isa there were 76 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    76

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Mount Isa there were 58 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    58

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Mount Isa there were 49 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    49

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Mount Isa there were 27 reported cases of Arson.

    27

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Mount Isa there were 16 reported cases of Robbery.

    16

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Mount Isa there were 7 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    7

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Mount Isa

    1 in 15

    In 2023 in Mount Isa your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 15

  • 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

  • Mount Isa

    1 in 8

    In 2023 in Mount Isa your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 8

  • 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

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does Mount Isa rank in crime?

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

Is Mount Isa a safe lga?

Mount Isa lga is a very unsafe area. Crime exists and may impact most people.

What are the main crime problems in Mount Isa?

The top crime types in Mount Isa are Assault and related offences, Theft, Property damage.

What is the most reported crime in Mount Isa?

1,243 Assault and related offences cases were reported in Mount Isa in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Mount Isa?

Crime in Mount Isa has increased by 2.5% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Mount Isa in 2023?

There were 7 Homicide and related offences cases in Mount Isa in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Mount Isa?

The least safe suburb in Mount Isa is Gunpowder, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Mount Isa?

The safest suburb in Mount Isa is Pioneer (Qld), by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Mount Isa crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Mount Isa by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Gunpowder, Breakaway and Spreadborough.


Suburbs in Mount Isa

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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