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Crime rate in Warrnambool, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 36/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    35,744

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    182.62 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    2,285

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    63.93

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    317

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

  • Property Crimes
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    791

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    8.87

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    22.13

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    43.06%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    33.6%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Warrnambool crime trends

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Warrnambool crime compared

Top crime types in Warrnambool:


  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Warrnambool there were 531 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    531

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Warrnambool there were 458 reported cases of Theft.

    458

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Warrnambool there were 314 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    314

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Warrnambool there were 180 reported cases of Property damage.

    180

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Warrnambool there were 139 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    139

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Warrnambool there were 113 reported cases of Deception.

    113

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Warrnambool there were 86 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    86

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Warrnambool there were 84 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    84

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Warrnambool there were 76 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    76

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Warrnambool there were 73 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    73

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Warrnambool there were 67 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    67

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Warrnambool there were 65 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    65

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Warrnambool there were 29 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    29

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Warrnambool there were 22 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    22

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Warrnambool there were 18 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    18

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Warrnambool there were 14 reported cases of Arson.

    14

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Warrnambool there were 11 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    11

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Warrnambool there were 3 reported cases of Robbery.

    3

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Warrnambool there were 1 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    1

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Warrnambool there were 1 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Warrnambool

    1 in 113

    In 2023 in Warrnambool your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 113

  • 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

  • Warrnambool

    1 in 45

    In 2023 in Warrnambool your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 45

  • 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 Warrnambool rank in crime?

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

Is Warrnambool a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Warrnambool?

The top crime types in Warrnambool are Breaches of orders, Theft, Assault and related offences.

What is the most reported crime in Warrnambool?

531 Breaches of orders cases were reported in Warrnambool in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Warrnambool?

Crime in Warrnambool has increased by 12.9% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Warrnambool in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Warrnambool?

The least safe suburb in Warrnambool is Bushfield, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Warrnambool?

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

Where are Warrnambool crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Warrnambool by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Bushfield, Allansford and Woodford (Vic.).


Suburbs in Warrnambool

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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