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Crime rate in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 69/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    67,297

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    4,058.18 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    7,217

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    107.24

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    1,245

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

  • Property Crimes
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    2,640

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    18.50

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    39.23

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    75.25%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    67.81%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Wagga Wagga crime trends

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Wagga Wagga crime compared

Top crime types in Wagga Wagga:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga there were 1,349 reported cases of Theft.

    1,349

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga there were 1,007 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    1,007

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga there were 986 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    986

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga there were 691 reported cases of Property damage.

    691

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga there were 569 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    569

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga there were 547 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    547

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga there were 374 reported cases of Deception.

    374

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga there were 330 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    330

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga there were 263 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    263

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga there were 216 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    216

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga there were 211 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    211

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga there were 211 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    211

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga there were 130 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    130

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga there were 109 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    109

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga there were 53 reported cases of Arson.

    53

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga there were 48 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    48

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga there were 42 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    42

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga there were 34 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    34

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga there were 13 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    13

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga there were 12 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    12

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga there were 10 reported cases of Robbery.

    10

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga there were 8 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    8

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga there were 4 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    4

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Wagga Wagga

    1 in 54

    In 2023 in Wagga Wagga your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 54

  • 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

  • Wagga Wagga

    1 in 25

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

  • 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 Wagga Wagga rank in crime?

Wagga Wagga lga is ranked 69/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Wagga Wagga a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Wagga Wagga?

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

What is the most reported crime in Wagga Wagga?

1,349 Theft cases were reported in Wagga Wagga in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Wagga Wagga?

Crime in Wagga Wagga has decreased by 4.95% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Wagga Wagga in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Wagga Wagga in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Wagga Wagga?

The least safe suburb in Wagga Wagga is Big Springs, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Wagga Wagga?

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

Where are Wagga Wagga crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Wagga Wagga by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Big Springs, Belfrayden and Currawarna.


Suburbs in Wagga Wagga

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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