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Crime rate in Upper Hunter Shire, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 39/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    14,262

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    8,568.87 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    721

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    50.55

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    157

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

  • Property Crimes
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    246

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    11.01

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    17.25

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    55.13%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    19.32%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Upper Hunter Shire crime trends

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Upper Hunter Shire crime compared

Top crime types in Upper Hunter Shire:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Upper Hunter Shire there were 133 reported cases of Theft.

    133

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Upper Hunter Shire there were 106 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    106

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Upper Hunter Shire there were 99 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    99

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Upper Hunter Shire there were 64 reported cases of Property damage.

    64

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Upper Hunter Shire there were 55 reported cases of Deception.

    55

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Upper Hunter Shire there were 55 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    55

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Upper Hunter Shire there were 44 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    44

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Upper Hunter Shire there were 39 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    39

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Upper Hunter Shire there were 30 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    30

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Upper Hunter Shire there were 28 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    28

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Upper Hunter Shire there were 16 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    16

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Upper Hunter Shire there were 13 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    13

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Upper Hunter Shire there were 10 reported cases of Arson.

    10

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Upper Hunter Shire there were 10 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    10

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Upper Hunter Shire there were 4 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    4

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Upper Hunter Shire there were 4 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    4

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Upper Hunter Shire there were 3 reported cases of Robbery.

    3

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Upper Hunter Shire there were 3 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    3

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Upper Hunter Shire there were 3 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    3

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Upper Hunter Shire there were 2 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    2

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Upper Hunter Shire

    1 in 91

    In 2023 in Upper Hunter Shire your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 91

  • 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

  • Upper Hunter Shire

    1 in 58

    In 2023 in Upper Hunter Shire your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 58

  • 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 Upper Hunter Shire rank in crime?

Upper Hunter Shire lga is ranked 39/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Upper Hunter Shire a safe lga?

Upper Hunter Shire lga is a relatively unsafe area. Crime exists and may impact most people.

What are the main crime problems in Upper Hunter Shire?

The top crime types in Upper Hunter Shire are Theft, Assault and related offences, Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

What is the most reported crime in Upper Hunter Shire?

133 Theft cases were reported in Upper Hunter Shire in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Upper Hunter Shire?

Crime in Upper Hunter Shire has decreased by 5.75% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Upper Hunter Shire in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Upper Hunter Shire?

The least safe suburb in Upper Hunter Shire is Manobalai, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Upper Hunter Shire?

The safest suburb in Upper Hunter Shire is Rossgole, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Upper Hunter Shire crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Upper Hunter Shire by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Manobalai, Rouchel and Rouchel Brook.


Suburbs in Upper Hunter 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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