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Crime rate in Shellharbour, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 35/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    76,223

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    126.74 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    4,643

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    60.91

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    670

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

  • Property Crimes
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    1,600

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    8.79

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    20.99

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    42.66%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    30.78%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Shellharbour crime trends

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Shellharbour crime compared

Top crime types in Shellharbour:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Shellharbour there were 971 reported cases of Theft.

    971

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Shellharbour there were 865 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    865

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Shellharbour there were 482 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    482

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Shellharbour there were 421 reported cases of Property damage.

    421

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Shellharbour there were 380 reported cases of Deception.

    380

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Shellharbour there were 372 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    372

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Shellharbour there were 161 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    161

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Shellharbour there were 152 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    152

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Shellharbour there were 148 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    148

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Shellharbour there were 121 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    121

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Shellharbour there were 121 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    121

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Shellharbour there were 82 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    82

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Shellharbour there were 81 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    81

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Shellharbour there were 64 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    64

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Shellharbour there were 54 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    54

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Shellharbour there were 47 reported cases of Arson.

    47

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Shellharbour there were 46 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    46

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Shellharbour there were 23 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    23

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Shellharbour there were 21 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    21

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Shellharbour there were 12 reported cases of Robbery.

    12

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Shellharbour there were 12 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    12

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Shellharbour there were 6 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    6

  • Abduction and related offences

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

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Shellharbour

    1 in 114

    In 2023 in Shellharbour your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 114

  • 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

  • Shellharbour

    1 in 48

    In 2023 in Shellharbour your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 48

  • 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 Shellharbour rank in crime?

Shellharbour lga is ranked 35/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Shellharbour a safe lga?

Shellharbour lga is a relatively unsafe area. Crime exists and may impact most people.

What are the main crime problems in Shellharbour?

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

What is the most reported crime in Shellharbour?

971 Theft cases were reported in Shellharbour in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Shellharbour?

Crime in Shellharbour has increased by 3.38% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Shellharbour in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Shellharbour in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Shellharbour?

The least safe suburb in Shellharbour is Tongarra, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Shellharbour?

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

Where are Shellharbour crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Shellharbour by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Tongarra, Yellow Rock (Shellharbour - NSW) and Barrack Point.


Suburbs in Shellharbour

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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