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Crime rate in Waverley, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 42/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    61,622

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    8.45 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    5,116

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    83.02

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    661

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

  • Property Crimes
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    2,021

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    10.73

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    32.80

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    52.72%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    59.36%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Waverley crime trends

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Waverley crime compared

Top crime types in Waverley:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Waverley there were 1,572 reported cases of Theft.

    1,572

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Waverley there were 501 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    501

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Waverley there were 482 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    482

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Waverley there were 429 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    429

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Waverley there were 356 reported cases of Deception.

    356

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Waverley there were 306 reported cases of Property damage.

    306

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Waverley there were 280 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    280

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Waverley there were 278 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    278

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Waverley there were 135 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    135

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Waverley there were 134 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    134

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Waverley there were 127 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    127

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Waverley there were 115 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    115

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Waverley there were 111 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    111

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Waverley there were 74 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    74

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Waverley there were 54 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    54

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Waverley there were 54 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    54

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Waverley there were 50 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    50

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Waverley there were 19 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    19

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Waverley there were 14 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    14

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Waverley there were 13 reported cases of Robbery.

    13

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Waverley there were 8 reported cases of Arson.

    8

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Waverley there were 3 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    3

  • Homicide and related offences

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

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Waverley

    1 in 93

    In 2023 in Waverley your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 93

  • 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

  • Waverley

    1 in 30

    In 2023 in Waverley your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 30

  • 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 Waverley rank in crime?

Waverley lga is ranked 42/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Waverley a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Waverley?

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

What is the most reported crime in Waverley?

1,572 Theft cases were reported in Waverley in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Waverley?

Crime in Waverley has increased by 6.85% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Waverley in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Waverley?

The least safe suburb in Waverley is Queens Park (NSW), by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Waverley?

The safest suburb in Waverley is Bondi Junction, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Waverley crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Waverley by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Queens Park (NSW), North Bondi and Bronte.


Suburbs in Waverley

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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