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Crime rate in Tamworth Regional, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 75/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    63,240

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    10,113.94 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    7,499

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    118.58

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    1,225

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

  • Property Crimes
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    2,864

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    19.37

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    45.29

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    77.87%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    74.25%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Tamworth Regional crime trends

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Tamworth Regional crime compared

Top crime types in Tamworth Regional:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 1,344 reported cases of Theft.

    1,344

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 1,329 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    1,329

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 924 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    924

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 771 reported cases of Property damage.

    771

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 644 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    644

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 582 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    582

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 382 reported cases of Deception.

    382

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 269 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    269

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 255 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    255

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 232 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    232

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 199 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    199

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 147 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    147

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 143 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    143

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 105 reported cases of Arson.

    105

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 57 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    57

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 28 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    28

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 28 reported cases of Robbery.

    28

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 13 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    13

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 13 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    13

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 13 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    13

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 10 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    10

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 7 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    7

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 3 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    3

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional there were 1 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Tamworth Regional

    1 in 52

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 52

  • 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

  • Tamworth Regional

    1 in 22

    In 2023 in Tamworth Regional your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 22

  • 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 Tamworth Regional rank in crime?

Tamworth Regional lga is ranked 75/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Tamworth Regional a safe lga?

Tamworth Regional lga is a very unsafe area. Crime exists and may impact most people.

What are the main crime problems in Tamworth Regional?

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

What is the most reported crime in Tamworth Regional?

1,344 Theft cases were reported in Tamworth Regional in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Tamworth Regional?

Crime in Tamworth Regional has increased by 2.99% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Tamworth Regional in 2023?

There were 1 Homicide and related offences cases in Tamworth Regional in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Tamworth Regional?

The least safe suburb in Tamworth Regional is Banoon, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Tamworth Regional?

The safest suburb in Tamworth Regional is West Tamworth, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Tamworth Regional crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Tamworth Regional by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Banoon, Kentucky and Mayvale.


Suburbs in Tamworth Regional

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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