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Crime rate in Rockhampton, QLD, Australia

Crime Rank: 72/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    81,983

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    6,402.05 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    11,822

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    144.20

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    1,176

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

  • Property Crimes
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    5,950

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    14.34

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    72.58

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    66.6%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    88.53%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Rockhampton crime trends

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Rockhampton crime compared

Top crime types in Rockhampton:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Rockhampton there were 2,836 reported cases of Theft.

    2,836

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Rockhampton there were 1,532 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    1,532

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Rockhampton there were 1,498 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    1,498

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Rockhampton there were 1,231 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    1,231

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Rockhampton there were 1,072 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    1,072

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Rockhampton there were 1,031 reported cases of Property damage.

    1,031

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Rockhampton there were 822 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    822

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Rockhampton there were 518 reported cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    518

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Rockhampton there were 325 reported cases of Deception.

    325

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Rockhampton there were 266 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    266

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Rockhampton there were 210 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    210

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Rockhampton there were 202 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    202

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Rockhampton there were 99 reported cases of Robbery.

    99

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Rockhampton there were 89 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    89

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Rockhampton there were 67 reported cases of Arson.

    67

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Rockhampton there were 19 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    19

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Rockhampton there were 5 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    5

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Rockhampton

    1 in 70

    In 2023 in Rockhampton your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 70

  • QLD

    1 in 131

    In 2023 in QLD your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 131

  • 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

  • Rockhampton

    1 in 14

    In 2023 in Rockhampton your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 14

  • QLD

    1 in 22

    In 2023 in QLD your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 22

  • 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 Rockhampton rank in crime?

Rockhampton lga is ranked 72/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Rockhampton a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Rockhampton?

The top crime types in Rockhampton are Theft, Drug dealing and trafficking, Burglary/Break and enter.

What is the most reported crime in Rockhampton?

2,836 Theft cases were reported in Rockhampton in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Rockhampton?

Crime in Rockhampton has increased by 0.94% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Rockhampton in 2023?

There were 5 Homicide and related offences cases in Rockhampton in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Rockhampton?

The least safe suburb in Rockhampton is Kalapa, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Rockhampton?

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

Where are Rockhampton crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Rockhampton by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Kalapa, Mount Archer (Rockhampton - Qld) and Dalma.


Suburbs in Rockhampton

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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