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Crime rate in Torres Strait Island, QLD, Australia

Crime Rank: 55/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    4,130

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    489.04 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    205

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    49.64

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    79

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

  • Property Crimes
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    83

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    19.13

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    20.10

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    76.86%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    28.37%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Torres Strait Island crime trends

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Torres Strait Island crime compared

Top crime types in Torres Strait Island:


  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Torres Strait Island there were 79 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    79

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Torres Strait Island there were 43 reported cases of Property damage.

    43

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Torres Strait Island there were 25 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    25

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Torres Strait Island there were 14 reported cases of Theft.

    14

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Torres Strait Island there were 12 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    12

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Torres Strait Island there were 11 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    11

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Torres Strait Island there were 10 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    10

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Torres Strait Island there were 4 reported cases of Deception.

    4

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Torres Strait Island there were 2 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    2

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Torres Strait Island there were 2 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    2

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Torres Strait Island there were 1 reported cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    1

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Torres Strait Island there were 1 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    1

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Torres Strait Island there were 1 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Torres Strait Island

    1 in 52

    In 2023 in Torres Strait Island your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 52

  • 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

  • Torres Strait Island

    1 in 50

    In 2023 in Torres Strait Island your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 50

  • 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 Torres Strait Island rank in crime?

Torres Strait Island lga is ranked 55/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Torres Strait Island a safe lga?

Torres Strait Island lga is a very unsafe area. Crime exists and may impact most people.

What are the main crime problems in Torres Strait Island?

The top crime types in Torres Strait Island are Assault and related offences, Property damage, Burglary/Break and enter.

What is the most reported crime in Torres Strait Island?

79 Assault and related offences cases were reported in Torres Strait Island in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Torres Strait Island?

Crime in Torres Strait Island has decreased by 5.96% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Torres Strait Island in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Torres Strait Island in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Torres Strait Island?

The least safe suburb in Torres Strait Island is Poruma Island, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Torres Strait Island?

The safest suburb in Torres Strait Island is Ugar Island, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Torres Strait Island crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Torres Strait Island by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Poruma Island, Warraber Islet and Iama Island.


Suburbs in Torres Strait Island

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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