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Crime rate in Sutherland Shire, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 24/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    230,182

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    296.25 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    12,908

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    56.08

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    1,440

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

  • Property Crimes
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    2,670

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    6.26

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    11.60

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    25.35%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    7.24%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Sutherland Shire crime trends

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Sutherland Shire crime compared

Top crime types in Sutherland Shire:


  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire there were 3,792 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    3,792

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire there were 1,584 reported cases of Theft.

    1,584

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire there were 1,299 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    1,299

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire there were 1,055 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    1,055

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire there were 888 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    888

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire there were 773 reported cases of Property damage.

    773

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire there were 718 reported cases of Deception.

    718

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire there were 605 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    605

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire there were 368 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    368

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire there were 296 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    296

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire there were 289 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    289

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire there were 281 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    281

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire there were 208 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    208

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire there were 182 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    182

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire there were 181 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    181

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire there were 149 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    149

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire there were 77 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    77

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire there were 70 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    70

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire there were 34 reported cases of Robbery.

    34

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire there were 28 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    28

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire there were 17 reported cases of Arson.

    17

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire there were 14 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    14

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Sutherland Shire

    1 in 160

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 160

  • 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

  • Sutherland Shire

    1 in 86

    In 2023 in Sutherland Shire your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 86

  • 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 Sutherland Shire rank in crime?

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

Is Sutherland Shire a safe lga?

Sutherland Shire lga is moderately safe. Crime exists and may impact some people.

What are the main crime problems in Sutherland Shire?

The top crime types in Sutherland Shire are Transport regulation offences, Theft, Justice procedures offences.

What is the most reported crime in Sutherland Shire?

3,792 Transport regulation offences cases were reported in Sutherland Shire in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Sutherland Shire?

Crime in Sutherland Shire has decreased by 5.25% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Sutherland Shire in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Sutherland Shire in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Sutherland Shire?

The least safe suburb in Sutherland Shire is Sandy Point (NSW), by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Sutherland Shire?

The safest suburb in Sutherland Shire is Royal National Park, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Sutherland Shire crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Sutherland Shire by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Sandy Point (NSW), Maianbar and Yowie Bay.


Suburbs in Sutherland Shire

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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