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Crime rate in Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 63/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    167,151

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    165.94 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    21,330

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    127.61

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    2,676

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

  • Property Crimes
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    8,277

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    16.01

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    49.52

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    70.42%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    78.47%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Newcastle crime trends

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Newcastle crime compared

Top crime types in Newcastle:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Newcastle there were 5,203 reported cases of Theft.

    5,203

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Newcastle there were 3,296 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    3,296

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Newcastle there were 2,464 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    2,464

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Newcastle there were 1,948 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    1,948

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Newcastle there were 1,625 reported cases of Property damage.

    1,625

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Newcastle there were 1,598 reported cases of Deception.

    1,598

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Newcastle there were 1,371 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    1,371

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Newcastle there were 977 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    977

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Newcastle there were 712 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    712

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Newcastle there were 562 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    562

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Newcastle there were 355 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    355

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Newcastle there were 264 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    264

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Newcastle there were 244 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    244

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Newcastle there were 158 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    158

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Newcastle there were 141 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    141

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Newcastle there were 89 reported cases of Robbery.

    89

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Newcastle there were 82 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    82

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Newcastle there were 78 reported cases of Arson.

    78

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Newcastle there were 68 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    68

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Newcastle there were 46 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    46

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Newcastle there were 32 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    32

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Newcastle there were 9 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    9

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Newcastle there were 8 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    8

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Newcastle

    1 in 62

    In 2023 in Newcastle your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 62

  • 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

  • Newcastle

    1 in 20

    In 2023 in Newcastle 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 Newcastle rank in crime?

Newcastle lga is ranked 63/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Newcastle a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Newcastle?

The top crime types in Newcastle are Theft, Transport regulation offences, Justice procedures offences.

What is the most reported crime in Newcastle?

5,203 Theft cases were reported in Newcastle in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Newcastle?

Crime in Newcastle has increased by 12.8% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Newcastle in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Newcastle?

The least safe suburb in Newcastle is Lenaghan, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Newcastle?

The safest suburb in Newcastle is Newcastle West, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Newcastle crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Newcastle by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Lenaghan, Merewether Heights and Adamstown Heights.


Suburbs in Newcastle

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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