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Crime rate in Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia

Crime Rank: 22/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    341,728

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    2,236.84 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    18,884

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    55.26

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    1,180

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

  • Property Crimes
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    9,050

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    3.45

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    26.48

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    7.65%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    45.88%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Sunshine Coast crime trends

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Sunshine Coast crime compared

Top crime types in Sunshine Coast:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Sunshine Coast there were 5,542 reported cases of Theft.

    5,542

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Sunshine Coast there were 2,533 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    2,533

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Sunshine Coast there were 2,485 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    2,485

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Sunshine Coast there were 1,619 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    1,619

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Sunshine Coast there were 1,498 reported cases of Property damage.

    1,498

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Sunshine Coast there were 1,348 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    1,348

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Sunshine Coast there were 1,080 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    1,080

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Sunshine Coast there were 742 reported cases of Deception.

    742

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Sunshine Coast there were 598 reported cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    598

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Sunshine Coast there were 393 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    393

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Sunshine Coast there were 363 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    363

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Sunshine Coast there were 312 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    312

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Sunshine Coast there were 150 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    150

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Sunshine Coast there were 94 reported cases of Robbery.

    94

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Sunshine Coast there were 64 reported cases of Arson.

    64

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Sunshine Coast there were 57 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    57

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Sunshine Coast there were 6 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    6

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Sunshine Coast

    1 in 290

    In 2023 in Sunshine Coast your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 290

  • 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

  • Sunshine Coast

    1 in 38

    In 2023 in Sunshine Coast your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 38

  • 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 Sunshine Coast rank in crime?

Sunshine Coast lga is ranked 22/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Sunshine Coast a safe lga?

Sunshine Coast lga is moderately safe. Crime exists and may impact some people.

What are the main crime problems in Sunshine Coast?

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

What is the most reported crime in Sunshine Coast?

5,542 Theft cases were reported in Sunshine Coast in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Sunshine Coast?

Crime in Sunshine Coast has increased by 11.89% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Sunshine Coast in 2023?

There were 6 Homicide and related offences cases in Sunshine Coast in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Sunshine Coast?

The least safe suburb in Sunshine Coast is Balmoral Ridge, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Sunshine Coast?

The safest suburb in Sunshine Coast is Bells Creek, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Sunshine Coast crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Sunshine Coast by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Balmoral Ridge, Wootha and Flaxton.


Suburbs in Sunshine Coast

Alexandra Headland (10) Aroona (10) Bald Knob (10) Balmoral Ridge (10) Baringa (10) Battery Hill (10) Beerburrum (11) Beerwah (13) Belli Park (10) Bells Creek (66) Birtinya (10) Bli Bli (10) Bokarina (13) Booroobin (10) Bridges (10) Buddina (16) Buderim (10) Burnside (Qld) (10) Caloundra (38) Caloundra West (10) Cambroon (10) Chevallum (18) Coes Creek (10) Conondale (10) Coochin Creek (50) Coolabine (10) Cooloolabin (10) Coolum Beach (10) Corbould Park (50) Crohamhurst (10) Curramore (Qld) (10) Currimundi (10) Diamond Valley (10) Dicky Beach (10) Diddillibah (10) Doonan (10) Dulong (10) Eerwah Vale (10) Elaman Creek (10) Eudlo (10) Eumundi (10) Flaxton (10) Forest Glen (Qld) (10) Gheerulla (10) Glass House Mountains (10) Glenview (10) Golden Beach (Qld) (10) Highworth (10) Hunchy (10) Ilkley (10) Image Flat (10) Kenilworth (13) Kiamba (10) Kidaman Creek (18) Kiels Mountain (10) Kings Beach (11) Kulangoor (22) Kuluin (10) Kunda Park (50) Kureelpa (10) Landers Shoot (10) Landsborough (Qld) (10) Little Mountain (10) Maleny (10) Mapleton (10) Marcoola (10) Maroochy River (10) Maroochydore (21) Meridan Plains (10) Minyama (10) Moffat Beach (14) Mons (10) Montville (10) Mooloolaba (13) Mooloolah Valley (10) Mount Coolum (10) Mount Mellum (10) Mountain Creek (Qld) (10) Mudjimba (10) Nambour (20) Ninderry (10) Nirimba (Qld) (10) North Arm (Qld) (10) North Maleny (10) Obi Obi (10) Pacific Paradise (10) Palmview (10) Palmwoods (Qld) (10) Parklands (Qld) (10) Parrearra (10) Peachester (10) Pelican Waters (10) Peregian Springs (10) Perwillowen (10) Point Arkwright (10) Reesville (10) Rosemount (10) Shelly Beach (Sunshine Coast - Qld) (10) Sippy Downs (10) Tanawha (10) Towen Mountain (10) Twin Waters (10) Valdora (10) Verrierdale (10) Warana (10) West Woombye (10) Weyba Downs (10) Witta (10) Woombye (10) Wootha (10) Wurtulla (10) Yandina (15) Yandina Creek (10) Yaroomba (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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