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Crime rate in Surf Coast, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 13/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    37,886

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    1,479.32 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    907

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    23.94

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    84

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

  • Property Crimes
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    482

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    2.22

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    12.72

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    3.42%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    9.46%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Surf Coast crime trends

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Surf Coast crime compared

Top crime types in Surf Coast:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Surf Coast there were 306 reported cases of Theft.

    306

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Surf Coast there were 89 reported cases of Deception.

    89

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Surf Coast there were 87 reported cases of Property damage.

    87

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Surf Coast there were 85 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    85

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Surf Coast there were 81 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    81

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Surf Coast there were 75 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    75

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Surf Coast there were 39 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    39

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Surf Coast there were 30 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    30

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Surf Coast there were 27 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    27

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Surf Coast there were 25 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    25

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Surf Coast there were 14 reported cases of Arson.

    14

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Surf Coast there were 14 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    14

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Surf Coast there were 13 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    13

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Surf Coast there were 8 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    8

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Surf Coast there were 5 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    5

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Surf Coast there were 4 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    4

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Surf Coast there were 3 reported cases of Robbery.

    3

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Surf Coast there were 2 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    2

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Surf Coast

    1 in 451

    In 2023 in Surf Coast your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 451

  • VIC

    1 in 146

    In 2023 in VIC your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 146

  • 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

  • Surf Coast

    1 in 79

    In 2023 in Surf Coast your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 79

  • VIC

    1 in 31

    In 2023 in VIC your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 31

  • 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 Surf Coast rank in crime?

Surf Coast lga is ranked 13/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Surf Coast a safe lga?

Surf Coast lga is a relatively safe area. Crime exists but does not impact most people.

What are the main crime problems in Surf Coast?

The top crime types in Surf Coast are Theft, Deception, Property damage.

What is the most reported crime in Surf Coast?

306 Theft cases were reported in Surf Coast in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Surf Coast?

Crime in Surf Coast has increased by 10.61% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Surf Coast in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Surf Coast in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Surf Coast?

The least safe suburb in Surf Coast is Barrabool, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Surf Coast?

The safest suburb in Surf Coast is Bells Beach, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Surf Coast crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Surf Coast by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Barrabool, Bambra and Gherang.


Suburbs in Surf Coast

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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