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Crime rate in Port Phillip, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 56/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    73,383

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    14.29 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    7,988

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    108.85

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    801

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

  • Property Crimes
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    4,954

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    10.92

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    67.51

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    53.72%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    86.32%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Port Phillip crime trends

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Port Phillip crime compared

Top crime types in Port Phillip:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Port Phillip there were 3,346 reported cases of Theft.

    3,346

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Port Phillip there were 822 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    822

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Port Phillip there were 758 reported cases of Property damage.

    758

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Port Phillip there were 752 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    752

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Port Phillip there were 710 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    710

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Port Phillip there were 437 reported cases of Deception.

    437

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Port Phillip there were 198 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    198

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Port Phillip there were 171 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    171

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Port Phillip there were 146 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    146

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Port Phillip there were 138 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    138

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Port Phillip there were 126 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    126

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Port Phillip there were 104 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    104

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Port Phillip there were 60 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    60

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Port Phillip there were 49 reported cases of Robbery.

    49

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Port Phillip there were 45 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    45

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Port Phillip there were 45 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    45

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Port Phillip there were 37 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    37

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Port Phillip there were 28 reported cases of Arson.

    28

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Port Phillip there were 8 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    8

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Port Phillip there were 4 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    4

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Port Phillip there were 4 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    4

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Port Phillip

    1 in 92

    In 2023 in Port Phillip your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 92

  • VIC

    1 in 146

    In 2023 in VIC your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 146

  • 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

  • Port Phillip

    1 in 15

    In 2023 in Port Phillip your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 15

  • VIC

    1 in 31

    In 2023 in VIC your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 31

  • 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 Port Phillip rank in crime?

Port Phillip lga is ranked 56/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Port Phillip a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Port Phillip?

The top crime types in Port Phillip are Theft, Burglary/Break and enter, Property damage.

What is the most reported crime in Port Phillip?

3,346 Theft cases were reported in Port Phillip in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Port Phillip?

Crime in Port Phillip has increased by 1.9% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Port Phillip in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Port Phillip in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Port Phillip?

The least safe suburb in Port Phillip is Middle Park (Vic.), by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Port Phillip?

The safest suburb in Port Phillip is South Melbourne, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Port Phillip crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Port Phillip by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Middle Park (Vic.), Elwood and St Kilda West.


Suburbs in Port Phillip

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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