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Crime rate in Penrith, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 55/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    219,883

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    433.17 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    25,844

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    117.54

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    3,215

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

  • Property Crimes
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    6,908

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    14.62

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    31.42

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    67%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    56.54%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Penrith crime trends

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Penrith crime compared

Top crime types in Penrith:


  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Penrith there were 7,525 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    7,525

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Penrith there were 4,024 reported cases of Theft.

    4,024

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Penrith there were 2,984 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    2,984

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Penrith there were 2,544 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    2,544

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Penrith there were 1,714 reported cases of Property damage.

    1,714

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Penrith there were 1,533 reported cases of Deception.

    1,533

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Penrith there were 1,515 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    1,515

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Penrith there were 1,039 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    1,039

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Penrith there were 716 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    716

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Penrith there were 531 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    531

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Penrith there were 448 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    448

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Penrith there were 328 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    328

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Penrith there were 309 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    309

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Penrith there were 131 reported cases of Arson.

    131

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Penrith there were 108 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    108

  • Other drug offences

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

    82

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Penrith there were 76 reported cases of Robbery.

    76

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Penrith there were 67 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    67

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Penrith there were 59 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    59

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Penrith there were 49 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    49

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Penrith there were 42 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    42

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Penrith there were 15 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    15

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Penrith there were 3 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    3

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Penrith there were 2 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    2

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Penrith

    1 in 68

    In 2023 in Penrith your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 68

  • 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

  • Penrith

    1 in 32

    In 2023 in Penrith your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 32

  • 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 Penrith rank in crime?

Penrith lga is ranked 55/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Penrith a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Penrith?

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

What is the most reported crime in Penrith?

7,525 Transport regulation offences cases were reported in Penrith in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Penrith?

Crime in Penrith has increased by 9.37% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Penrith in 2023?

There were 3 Homicide and related offences cases in Penrith in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Penrith?

The least safe suburb in Penrith is Leonay, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Penrith?

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

Where are Penrith crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Penrith by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Leonay, Caddens and Emu Heights (NSW).


Suburbs in Penrith

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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