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Crime rate in Richmond Valley, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 70/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    22,916

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    2,552.25 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    2,475

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    108.00

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    444

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

  • Property Crimes
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    849

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    19.38

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    37.05

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    78.07%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    65.19%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Richmond Valley crime trends

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Richmond Valley crime compared

Top crime types in Richmond Valley:


  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Richmond Valley there were 490 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    490

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Richmond Valley there were 409 reported cases of Theft.

    409

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Richmond Valley there were 324 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    324

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Richmond Valley there were 208 reported cases of Property damage.

    208

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Richmond Valley there were 204 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    204

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Richmond Valley there were 189 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    189

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Richmond Valley there were 119 reported cases of Deception.

    119

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Richmond Valley there were 110 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    110

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Richmond Valley there were 99 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    99

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Richmond Valley there were 54 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    54

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Richmond Valley there were 49 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    49

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Richmond Valley there were 48 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    48

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Richmond Valley there were 46 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    46

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Richmond Valley there were 43 reported cases of Arson.

    43

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Richmond Valley there were 40 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    40

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Richmond Valley there were 15 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    15

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Richmond Valley there were 11 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    11

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Richmond Valley there were 8 reported cases of Robbery.

    8

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Richmond Valley there were 5 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    5

  • Abduction and related offences

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

    2

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Richmond Valley there were 2 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    2

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Richmond Valley

    1 in 52

    In 2023 in Richmond Valley your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 52

  • 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

  • Richmond Valley

    1 in 27

    In 2023 in Richmond Valley your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 27

  • 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 Richmond Valley rank in crime?

Richmond Valley lga is ranked 70/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Richmond Valley a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Richmond Valley?

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

What is the most reported crime in Richmond Valley?

490 Justice procedures offences cases were reported in Richmond Valley in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Richmond Valley?

Crime in Richmond Valley has decreased by 7.09% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Richmond Valley in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Richmond Valley in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Richmond Valley?

The least safe suburb in Richmond Valley is Naughtons Gap, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Richmond Valley?

The safest suburb in Richmond Valley is Tabbimoble, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Richmond Valley crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Richmond Valley by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Naughtons Gap, Mongogarie and Swan Bay (Richmond Valley - NSW).


Suburbs in Richmond Valley

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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