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Crime rate in Northern Beaches, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 19/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    263,542

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    254.21 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    8,897

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    33.76

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    1,269

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

  • Property Crimes
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    3,487

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    4.82

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    13.23

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    16.1%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    10.66%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Northern Beaches crime trends

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Northern Beaches crime compared

Top crime types in Northern Beaches:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches there were 2,246 reported cases of Theft.

    2,246

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches there were 1,073 reported cases of Deception.

    1,073

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches there were 867 reported cases of Property damage.

    867

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches there were 862 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    862

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches there were 755 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    755

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches there were 514 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    514

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches there were 491 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    491

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches there were 341 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    341

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches there were 336 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    336

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches there were 288 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    288

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches there were 230 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    230

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches there were 187 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    187

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches there were 136 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    136

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches there were 130 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    130

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches there were 117 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    117

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches there were 92 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    92

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches there were 84 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    84

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches there were 47 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    47

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches there were 38 reported cases of Arson.

    38

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches there were 34 reported cases of Robbery.

    34

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches there were 17 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    17

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches there were 11 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    11

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches there were 1 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    1


Crime Types explained

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Northern Beaches

    1 in 208

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 208

  • 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

  • Northern Beaches

    1 in 76

    In 2023 in Northern Beaches your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 76

  • 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 Northern Beaches rank in crime?

Northern Beaches lga is ranked 19/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Northern Beaches a safe lga?

Northern Beaches lga is moderately safe. Crime exists and may impact some people.

What are the main crime problems in Northern Beaches?

The top crime types in Northern Beaches are Theft, Deception, Property damage.

What is the most reported crime in Northern Beaches?

2,246 Theft cases were reported in Northern Beaches in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Northern Beaches?

Crime in Northern Beaches has increased by 8% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Northern Beaches in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Northern Beaches in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Northern Beaches?

The least safe suburb in Northern Beaches is Morning Bay, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Northern Beaches?

The safest suburb in Northern Beaches is Ku-ring-gai Chase, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Northern Beaches crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Northern Beaches by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Morning Bay, Church Point and Coasters Retreat.


Suburbs in Northern Beaches

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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