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Crime rate in North Sydney, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 22/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    66,489

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    10.41 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    2,555

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    38.43

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    366

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

  • Property Crimes
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    866

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    5.50

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    13.02

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    21.93%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    10.06%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year North Sydney crime trends

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North Sydney crime compared

Top crime types in North Sydney:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in North Sydney there were 519 reported cases of Theft.

    519

  • Deception

    In 2023 in North Sydney there were 311 reported cases of Deception.

    311

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in North Sydney there were 258 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    258

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in North Sydney there were 231 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    231

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in North Sydney there were 224 reported cases of Property damage.

    224

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in North Sydney there were 205 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    205

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in North Sydney there were 164 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    164

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in North Sydney there were 119 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    119

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in North Sydney there were 98 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    98

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in North Sydney there were 84 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    84

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in North Sydney there were 81 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    81

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in North Sydney there were 79 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    79

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in North Sydney there were 56 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    56

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in North Sydney there were 27 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    27

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in North Sydney there were 25 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    25

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in North Sydney there were 24 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    24

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in North Sydney there were 20 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    20

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in North Sydney there were 17 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    17

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in North Sydney there were 7 reported cases of Robbery.

    7

  • Arson

    In 2023 in North Sydney there were 4 reported cases of Arson.

    4

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in North Sydney there were 1 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    1

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in North Sydney there were 1 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • North Sydney

    1 in 182

    In 2023 in North Sydney your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 182

  • 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

  • North Sydney

    1 in 77

    In 2023 in North Sydney your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 77

  • 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 North Sydney rank in crime?

North Sydney lga is ranked 22/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is North Sydney a safe lga?

North Sydney lga is moderately safe. Crime exists and may impact some people.

What are the main crime problems in North Sydney?

The top crime types in North Sydney are Theft, Deception, Assault and related offences.

What is the most reported crime in North Sydney?

519 Theft cases were reported in North Sydney in 2023.

Is crime increasing in North Sydney?

Crime in North Sydney has decreased by 4.2% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in North Sydney in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in North Sydney in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in North Sydney?

The least safe suburb in North Sydney is Cremorne Point, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in North Sydney?

The safest suburb in North Sydney is Milsons Point, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are North Sydney crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in North Sydney by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Cremorne Point, Wollstonecraft and Kurraba Point.


Suburbs in North Sydney

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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