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Crime rate in Muswellbrook, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 100/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    16,242

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    3,212.77 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    2,226

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    137.05

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    453

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

  • Property Crimes
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    804

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    27.89

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    49.50

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    85.71%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    78.27%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Muswellbrook crime trends

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Muswellbrook crime compared

Top crime types in Muswellbrook:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook there were 419 reported cases of Theft.

    419

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook there were 359 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    359

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook there were 309 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    309

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook there were 228 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    228

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook there were 228 reported cases of Property damage.

    228

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook there were 118 reported cases of Deception.

    118

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook there were 116 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    116

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook there were 94 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    94

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook there were 83 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    83

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook there were 68 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    68

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook there were 50 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    50

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook there were 41 reported cases of Arson.

    41

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook there were 31 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    31

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook there were 24 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    24

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook there were 13 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    13

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook there were 9 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    9

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook there were 9 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    9

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook there were 6 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    6

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook there were 6 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    6

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook there were 6 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    6

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook there were 4 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    4

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook there were 4 reported cases of Robbery.

    4

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook there were 1 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Muswellbrook

    1 in 36

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 36

  • 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

  • Muswellbrook

    1 in 20

    In 2023 in Muswellbrook your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 20

  • 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 Muswellbrook rank in crime?

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

Is Muswellbrook a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Muswellbrook?

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

What is the most reported crime in Muswellbrook?

419 Theft cases were reported in Muswellbrook in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Muswellbrook?

Crime in Muswellbrook has increased by 9.39% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Muswellbrook in 2023?

There were 1 Homicide and related offences cases in Muswellbrook in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Muswellbrook?

The least safe suburb in Muswellbrook is Giants Creek, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Muswellbrook?

The safest suburb in Muswellbrook is Baerami Creek, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Muswellbrook crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Muswellbrook by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Giants Creek, Mangoola and Muscle Creek.


Suburbs in Muswellbrook

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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