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Crime rate in Southern Downs, QLD, Australia

Crime Rank: 24/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    36,081

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    6,867.75 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    2,248

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    62.30

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    155

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

  • Property Crimes
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    734

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    4.30

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    20.34

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    11.87%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    28.97%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Southern Downs crime trends

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Southern Downs crime compared

Top crime types in Southern Downs:


  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Southern Downs there were 481 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    481

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Southern Downs there were 399 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    399

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Southern Downs there were 350 reported cases of Theft.

    350

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Southern Downs there were 205 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    205

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Southern Downs there were 183 reported cases of Property damage.

    183

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Southern Downs there were 151 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    151

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Southern Downs there were 144 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    144

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Southern Downs there were 85 reported cases of Deception.

    85

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Southern Downs there were 74 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    74

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Southern Downs there were 57 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    57

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Southern Downs there were 42 reported cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    42

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Southern Downs there were 24 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    24

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Southern Downs there were 23 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    23

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Southern Downs there were 15 reported cases of Arson.

    15

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Southern Downs there were 11 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    11

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Southern Downs there were 4 reported cases of Robbery.

    4

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Southern Downs

    1 in 233

    In 2023 in Southern Downs your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 233

  • 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

  • Southern Downs

    1 in 49

    In 2023 in Southern Downs your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 49

  • 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 Southern Downs rank in crime?

Southern Downs lga is ranked 24/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Southern Downs a safe lga?

Southern Downs lga is moderately safe. Crime exists and may impact some people.

What are the main crime problems in Southern Downs?

The top crime types in Southern Downs are Transport regulation offences, Drug dealing and trafficking, Theft.

What is the most reported crime in Southern Downs?

481 Transport regulation offences cases were reported in Southern Downs in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Southern Downs?

Crime in Southern Downs has decreased by 14.52% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Southern Downs in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Southern Downs in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Southern Downs?

The least safe suburb in Southern Downs is Mount Sturt, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Southern Downs?

The safest suburb in Southern Downs is The Glen (Qld), by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Southern Downs crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Southern Downs by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Mount Sturt, Yangan and Bony Mountain.


Suburbs in Southern Downs

Allan (10) Allora (10) Amiens (10) Applethorpe (10) Ballandean (10) Bapaume (10) Berat (10) Bony Mountain (10) Broadwater (Qld) (10) Canningvale (14) Cannon Creek (Southern Downs - Qld) (10) Cherry Gully (10) Clintonvale (10) Cottonvale (Qld) (10) Cunningham (Qld) (10) Dalcouth (11) Dalveen (10) Danderoo (10) Deuchar (10) Diamondvale (10) Elbow Valley (10) Ellinthorp (10) Emu Vale (10) Eukey (10) Fletcher (Qld) (12) Fleurbaix (10) Forest Springs (10) Freestone (10) Girraween (Qld) (10) Gladfield (Qld) (11) Glen Aplin (10) Glen Niven (10) Glengallan (10) Glenlyon (Qld) (17) Goldfields (10) Goomburra (10) Greenlands (Qld) (10) Greymare (10) Hendon (Qld) (15) Junabee (10) Karara (10) Killarney (Qld) (10) Kyoomba (10) Leslie (10) Leslie Dam (13) Loch Lomond (10) Lyra (10) Maryvale (Southern Downs - Qld) (10) Massie (10) Mingoola (Qld) (10) Morgan Park (38) Mount Colliery (10) Mount Marshall (10) Mount Sturt (10) Mount Tabor (10) Mount Tully (10) Murrays Bridge (12) North Branch (Southern Downs - Qld) (10) Nundubbermere (10) Old Talgai (10) Palgrave (10) Passchendaele (10) Pikedale (10) Pikes Creek (10) Pozieres (10) Pratten (11) Rodgers Creek (10) Rosehill (Qld) (10) Rosenthal Heights (10) Severnlea (10) Silverwood (10) Sladevale (10) Somme (10) Spring Creek (Toowoomba - Qld) (10) Springdale (Qld) (16) Stanthorpe (11) Storm King (10) Sugarloaf (Southern Downs - Qld) (14) Swan Creek (Qld) (10) Swanfels (10) Talgai (10) Tannymorel (10) Thane (10) Thanes Creek (10) The Falls (10) The Glen (Qld) (50) The Head (10) The Hermitage (10) The Summit (10) Thorndale (10) Thulimbah (10) Toolburra (10) Tregony (38) Upper Freestone (10) Upper Pilton (10) Upper Wheatvale (10) Victoria Hill (10) Wallangarra (10) Warwick (Qld) (17) Wheatvale (10) Wildash (21) Willowvale (Qld) (10) Wiyarra (10) Womina (12) Wyberba (10) Yangan (10)

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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