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Crime rate in Toowoomba, QLD, Australia

Crime Rank: 35/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    173,027

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    12,242.44 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    15,147

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    87.54

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    985

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

  • Property Crimes
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    6,994

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    5.69

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    40.42

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    22.54%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    69.22%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Toowoomba crime trends

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Toowoomba crime compared

Top crime types in Toowoomba:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Toowoomba there were 3,712 reported cases of Theft.

    3,712

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Toowoomba there were 2,032 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    2,032

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Toowoomba there were 1,755 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    1,755

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Toowoomba there were 1,687 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    1,687

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Toowoomba there were 1,518 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    1,518

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Toowoomba there were 962 reported cases of Property damage.

    962

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Toowoomba there were 871 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    871

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Toowoomba there were 589 reported cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    589

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Toowoomba there were 497 reported cases of Deception.

    497

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Toowoomba there were 353 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    353

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Toowoomba there were 344 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    344

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Toowoomba there were 298 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    298

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Toowoomba there were 259 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    259

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Toowoomba there were 112 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    112

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Toowoomba there were 107 reported cases of Robbery.

    107

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Toowoomba there were 44 reported cases of Arson.

    44

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Toowoomba there were 7 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    7

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Toowoomba

    1 in 176

    In 2023 in Toowoomba your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 176

  • 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

  • Toowoomba

    1 in 25

    In 2023 in Toowoomba your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 25

  • 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 Toowoomba rank in crime?

Toowoomba lga is ranked 35/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Toowoomba a safe lga?

Toowoomba lga is a relatively unsafe area. Crime exists and may impact most people.

What are the main crime problems in Toowoomba?

The top crime types in Toowoomba are Theft, Drug dealing and trafficking, Disorderly and offensive conduct.

What is the most reported crime in Toowoomba?

3,712 Theft cases were reported in Toowoomba in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Toowoomba?

Crime in Toowoomba has decreased by 3.53% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Toowoomba in 2023?

There were 7 Homicide and related offences cases in Toowoomba in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Toowoomba?

The least safe suburb in Toowoomba is Aubigny, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Toowoomba?

The safest suburb in Toowoomba is Toowoomba City, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Toowoomba crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Toowoomba by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Aubigny, Whichello and Back Plains.


Suburbs in Toowoomba

Acland (50) Anduramba (10) Ascot (Toowoomba - Qld) (10) Athol (10) Aubigny (10) Back Plains (10) Balgowan (Qld) (50) Bergen (10) Biddeston (10) Birnam (Toowoomba - Qld) (23) Blue Mountain Heights (10) Bongeen (10) Boodua (20) Bowenville (10) Branchview (50) Bringalily (10) Brookstead (14) Broxburn (10) Brymaroo (10) Budgee (10) Bulli Creek (50) Cabarlah (10) Cambooya (10) Canning Creek (38) Captains Mountain (50) Cattle Creek (Toowoomba - Qld) (10) Cawdor (Qld) (10) Cecil Plains (27) Centenary Heights (10) Charlton (Qld) (50) Cherry Creek (10) Clifton (Qld) (10) Clontarf (Toowoomba - Qld) (19) Coalbank (10) Condamine Farms (10) Condamine Plains (10) Cooyar (17) Cotswold Hills (10) Cranley (10) Cressbrook Creek (18) Crows Nest (Qld) (13) Cutella (10) Cypress Gardens (10) Darling Heights (12) Devon Park (Qld) (11) Djuan (10) Doctor Creek (10) Douglas (Toowoomba - Qld) (10) Drayton (22) Dunmore (Qld) (15) East Cooyar (10) East Greenmount (10) East Toowoomba (12) Ellangowan (Qld) (10) Elphinstone (Toowoomba - Qld) (10) Emu Creek (Qld) (14) Evanslea (29) Evergreen (10) Felton (10) Felton South (10) Finnie (22) Forest Ridge (27) Formartin (10) Geham (10) Gilla (10) Glenaven (12) Glencoe (Qld) (10) Glenvale (13) Googa Creek (50) Goombungee (10) Gowrie Junction (10) Gowrie Little Plain (10) Gowrie Mountain (10) Grapetree (10) Grassdale (Qld) (10) Grays Gate (10) Greenmount (Toowoomba - Qld) (10) Greenwood (Qld) (26) Groomsville (10) Haden (10) Hampton (Qld) (10) Harlaxton (25) Harristown (19) Headington Hill (10) Highfields (Qld) (10) Highgrove (10) Highland Plains (Toowoomba - Qld) (10) Hirstglen (10) Hodgson Vale (10) Irongate (11) Jondaryan (15) Jones Gully (10) Kearneys Spring (14) Kelvinhaugh (10) Kilbirnie (10) Kincora (31) Kings Creek (10) Kings Siding (10) Kingsthorpe (10) Kleinton (10) Kooralgin (10) Kooroongarra (10) Kulpi (10) Kurrowah (10) Lavelle (10) Lemontree (10) Leyburn (10) Lilyvale (Toowoomba - Qld) (10) Linthorpe (10) Maclagan (10) Malling (10) Malu (10) Manapouri (10) Meringandan (10) Meringandan West (10) Merritts Creek (10) Middle Ridge (10) Millmerran (12) Millmerran Downs (26) Millmerran Woods (15) Millwood (10) Missen Flat (10) Motley (10) Mount Binga (10) Mount Darry (10) Mount Emlyn (23) Mount Irving (10) Mount Kynoch (17) Mount Lofty (13) Mount Luke (10) Mount Molar (10) Mount Moriah (50) Mount Rascal (10) Mount Tyson (10) Mountain Camp (10) Muniganeen (10) Nangwee (10) Narko (10) Nevilton (10) Newtown (Toowoomba - Qld) (22) Nobby (10) North Branch (Toowoomba - Qld) (10) North Maclagan (10) North Toowoomba (16) Norwin (18) Nutgrove (10) Oakey (14) Palmtree (10) Pampas (47) Pechey (10) Peranga (10) Perseverance (12) Pierces Creek (10) Pilton (10) Pinelands (Qld) (10) Pittsworth (10) Plainby (10) Prince Henry Heights (10) Punchs Creek (18) Purrawunda (13) Quinalow (10) Ramsay (Qld) (10) Rangemore (Toowoomba - Qld) (10) Rangeville (10) Ravensbourne (10) Redwood (19) Rockville (15) Rocky Creek (Qld) (10) Rosalie Plains (10) Rossvale (22) Ryeford (10) Sabine (10) Sandy Camp (10) Scrubby Mountain (11) Silverleigh (10) South Toowoomba (30) Southbrook (10) Spring Bluff (10) Springside (Qld) (10) St Aubyn (45) St Helens (Toowoomba - Qld) (10) Stonehenge (Toowoomba - Qld) (10) Stoneleigh (Qld) (10) The Pines (Qld) (50) Thornville (10) Tipton (10) Toowoomba City (100) Top Camp (10) Torrington (Qld) (11) Tummaville (26) Turallin (28) Umbiram (10) Upper Cooyar Creek (10) Upper Pinelands (10) Upper Yarraman (10) Vale View (10) Wainui (10) Wattle Ridge (Qld) (48) Wellcamp (39) West Prairie (10) Westbrook (Qld) (10) Whichello (10) Wilsonton (17) Wilsonton Heights (22) Woodleigh (Qld) (30) Woolmer (10) Wutul (10) Wyreema (10) Yalangur (20) Yandilla (50) Yargullen (50) Yarraman (Qld) (14) Yarranlea (50)

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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