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Crime rate in Wangaratta, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 36/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    28,610

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    3,236.80 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    1,868

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    65.29

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    212

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

  • Property Crimes
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    823

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    7.41

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    28.77

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    33%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    50.91%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Wangaratta crime trends

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Wangaratta crime compared

Top crime types in Wangaratta:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Wangaratta there were 424 reported cases of Theft.

    424

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Wangaratta there were 339 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    339

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Wangaratta there were 235 reported cases of Property damage.

    235

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Wangaratta there were 210 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    210

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Wangaratta there were 141 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    141

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Wangaratta there were 75 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    75

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Wangaratta there were 67 reported cases of Deception.

    67

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Wangaratta there were 64 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    64

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Wangaratta there were 57 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    57

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Wangaratta there were 57 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    57

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Wangaratta there were 56 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    56

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Wangaratta there were 43 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    43

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Wangaratta there were 35 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    35

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Wangaratta there were 23 reported cases of Arson.

    23

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Wangaratta there were 15 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    15

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Wangaratta there were 14 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    14

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Wangaratta there were 8 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    8

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Wangaratta there were 3 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    3

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Wangaratta there were 2 reported cases of Robbery.

    2

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Wangaratta

    1 in 135

    In 2023 in Wangaratta your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 135

  • VIC

    1 in 146

    In 2023 in VIC your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 146

  • 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

  • Wangaratta

    1 in 35

    In 2023 in Wangaratta your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 35

  • VIC

    1 in 31

    In 2023 in VIC your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 31

  • 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 Wangaratta rank in crime?

Wangaratta lga is ranked 36/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Wangaratta a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Wangaratta?

The top crime types in Wangaratta are Theft, Breaches of orders, Property damage.

What is the most reported crime in Wangaratta?

424 Theft cases were reported in Wangaratta in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Wangaratta?

Crime in Wangaratta has increased by 13.63% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Wangaratta in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Wangaratta?

The least safe suburb in Wangaratta is King Valley, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Wangaratta?

The safest suburb in Wangaratta is Greta (Vic.), by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Wangaratta crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Wangaratta by crime crime rank and violent crimes are King Valley, Whorouly South and Byawatha.


Suburbs in Wangaratta

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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