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Crime rate in Parkes, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 87/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    14,168

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    5,652.92 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    1,832

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    129.31

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    337

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

  • Property Crimes
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    605

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    23.79

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    42.70

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    83.5%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    71.03%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Parkes crime trends

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Parkes crime compared

Top crime types in Parkes:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Parkes there were 323 reported cases of Theft.

    323

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Parkes there were 261 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    261

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Parkes there were 235 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    235

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Parkes there were 176 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    176

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Parkes there were 170 reported cases of Property damage.

    170

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Parkes there were 112 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    112

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Parkes there were 103 reported cases of Deception.

    103

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Parkes there were 90 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    90

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Parkes there were 75 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    75

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Parkes there were 66 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    66

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Parkes there were 52 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    52

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Parkes there were 42 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    42

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Parkes there were 33 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    33

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Parkes there were 29 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    29

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Parkes there were 22 reported cases of Arson.

    22

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Parkes there were 21 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    21

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Parkes there were 7 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    7

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Parkes there were 5 reported cases of Robbery.

    5

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Parkes there were 4 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    4

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Parkes there were 3 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    3

  • Abduction and related offences

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

    1

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

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

    1

  • Homicide and related offences

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

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Parkes

    1 in 42

    In 2023 in Parkes your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 42

  • 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

  • Parkes

    1 in 23

    In 2023 in Parkes your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 23

  • 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 Parkes rank in crime?

Parkes lga is ranked 87/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Parkes a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Parkes?

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

What is the most reported crime in Parkes?

323 Theft cases were reported in Parkes in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Parkes?

Crime in Parkes has increased by 11.98% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Parkes in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Parkes?

The least safe suburb in Parkes is Goonumbla, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Parkes?

The safest suburb in Parkes is Trewilga, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Parkes crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Parkes by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Goonumbla, Nelungaloo and Gunningbland.


Suburbs in Parkes

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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