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Crime rate in Tweed, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 38/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    97,439

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    1,272.32 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    6,594

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    67.67

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    925

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

  • Property Crimes
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    2,408

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    9.49

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    24.71

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    46.28%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    41.65%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Tweed crime trends

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Tweed crime compared

Top crime types in Tweed:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Tweed there were 1,475 reported cases of Theft.

    1,475

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Tweed there were 925 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    925

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Tweed there were 700 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    700

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Tweed there were 566 reported cases of Property damage.

    566

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Tweed there were 547 reported cases of Deception.

    547

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Tweed there were 438 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    438

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Tweed there were 419 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    419

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Tweed there were 344 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    344

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Tweed there were 318 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    318

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Tweed there were 188 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    188

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Tweed there were 161 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    161

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Tweed there were 150 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    150

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Tweed there were 66 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    66

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Tweed there were 62 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    62

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Tweed there were 54 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    54

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Tweed there were 49 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    49

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Tweed there were 49 reported cases of Arson.

    49

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Tweed there were 25 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    25

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Tweed there were 20 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    20

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Tweed there were 17 reported cases of Robbery.

    17

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Tweed there were 13 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    13

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Tweed there were 6 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    6

  • Homicide and related offences

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

    1

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Tweed there were 1 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Tweed

    1 in 105

    In 2023 in Tweed your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 105

  • 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

  • Tweed

    1 in 40

    In 2023 in Tweed your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 40

  • 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 Tweed rank in crime?

Tweed lga is ranked 38/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Tweed a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Tweed?

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

What is the most reported crime in Tweed?

1,475 Theft cases were reported in Tweed in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Tweed?

Crime in Tweed has increased by 4.4% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Tweed in 2023?

There were 1 Homicide and related offences cases in Tweed in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Tweed?

The least safe suburb in Tweed is Tanglewood, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Tweed?

The safest suburb in Tweed is Kings Forest, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Tweed crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Tweed by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Tanglewood, Chillingham and Dum Dum.


Suburbs in Tweed

Back Creek (Tweed - NSW) (50) Banora Point (10) Bilambil (11) Bilambil Heights (10) Bogangar (10) Bray Park (NSW) (10) Brays Creek (28) Bungalora (10) Burringbar (10) Byangum (13) Byrrill Creek (10) Cabarita Beach (50) Carool (10) Casuarina (NSW) (10) Cedar Creek (Tweed - NSW) (25) Chillingham (10) Chinderah (22) Chowan Creek (11) Clothiers Creek (10) Cobaki (10) Cobaki Lakes (31) Commissioners Creek (10) Condong (10) Crabbes Creek (10) Crystal Creek (NSW) (12) Cudgen (10) Cudgera Creek (10) Doon Doon (10) Dulguigan (17) Dum Dum (10) Dunbible (19) Dungay (10) Duranbah (10) Duroby (10) Eungella (NSW) (12) Eviron (11) Farrants Hill (10) Fernvale (NSW) (17) Fingal Head (15) Glengarrie (10) Hastings Point (12) Hopkins Creek (10) Kielvale (10) Kings Forest (50) Kingscliff (15) Kunghur (19) Kunghur Creek (10) Kynnumboon (10) Limpinwood (10) Midginbil (13) Mooball (10) Mount Burrell (10) Mount Warning (11) Murwillumbah (19) Nobbys Creek (10) North Arm (NSW) (10) North Tumbulgum (10) Numinbah (10) Nunderi (10) Palmvale (10) Piggabeen (10) Pottsville (10) Pumpenbil (10) Reserve Creek (10) Round Mountain (15) Rowlands Creek (10) Sleepy Hollow (12) Smiths Creek (Tweed - NSW) (10) South Murwillumbah (39) Stokers Siding (10) Stotts Creek (50) Tanglewood (10) Terragon (16) Terranora (10) Tomewin (11) Tumbulgum (10) Tweed Heads (32) Tweed Heads South (31) Tweed Heads West (14) Tyalgum (30) Tyalgum Creek (11) Tygalgah (29) Uki (19) Upper Burringbar (10) Upper Crystal Creek (28) Upper Duroby (10) Urliup (10) Wardrop Valley (10) Wooyung (20) Zara (10)

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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