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Crime rate in Wellington, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 44/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    46,781

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    7,507.07 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    3,194

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    68.28

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    503

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

  • Property Crimes
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    1,180

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    10.75

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    25.22

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    52.92%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    43.26%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Wellington crime trends

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Wellington crime compared

Top crime types in Wellington:


  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Wellington there were 633 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    633

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Wellington there were 581 reported cases of Theft.

    581

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Wellington there were 495 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    495

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Wellington there were 335 reported cases of Property damage.

    335

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Wellington there were 237 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    237

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Wellington there were 155 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    155

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Wellington there were 124 reported cases of Deception.

    124

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Wellington there were 111 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    111

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Wellington there were 110 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    110

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Wellington there were 101 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    101

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Wellington there were 76 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    76

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Wellington there were 71 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    71

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Wellington there were 51 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    51

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Wellington there were 30 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    30

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Wellington there were 27 reported cases of Arson.

    27

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Wellington there were 25 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    25

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Wellington there were 19 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    19

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Wellington there were 8 reported cases of Robbery.

    8

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Wellington there were 2 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    2

  • Public security offences

    In 2023 in Wellington there were 2 reported cases of Public security offences.

    2

  • Miscellaneous offences

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

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Wellington

    1 in 93

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

  • 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

  • Wellington

    1 in 40

    In 2023 in Wellington your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 40

  • 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 Wellington rank in crime?

Wellington lga is ranked 44/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Wellington a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Wellington?

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

What is the most reported crime in Wellington?

633 Breaches of orders cases were reported in Wellington in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Wellington?

Crime in Wellington has increased by 2.87% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Wellington in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Wellington?

The least safe suburb in Wellington is Alberton West, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Wellington?

The safest suburb in Wellington is Crooked River, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Wellington crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Wellington by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Alberton West, Valencia Creek and Staceys Bridge.


Suburbs in Wellington

Airly (20) Alberton (Vic.) (10) Alberton West (10) Binginwarri (10) Blackwarry (10) Boisdale (10) Briagolong (10) Bundalaguah (10) Bushy Park (Vic.) (10) Callignee North (10) Callignee South (10) Calrossie (10) Carrajung (10) Carrajung Lower (15) Carrajung South (10) Clydebank (10) Cobains (11) Coongulla (22) Cowwarr (10) Crooked River (50) Dargo (40) Darriman (42) Dawson (Vic.) (10) Denison (10) Devon North (13) Dutson (10) East Sale (10) Fernbank (20) Fulham (Vic.) (10) Gelliondale (10) Giffard (26) Giffard West (16) Glengarry (Vic.) (10) Glenmaggie (14) Glomar Beach (38) Golden Beach (Vic.) (31) Gormandale (13) Hawkhurst (10) Hedley (32) Heyfield (15) Hiamdale (17) Hiawatha (22) Hollands Landing (25) Hunterston (10) Jack River (14) Kilmany (26) Langsborough (10) Licola (50) Llowalong (10) Loch Sport (16) Longford (Vic.) (10) Macks Creek (23) Madalya (19) Maffra (Vic.) (14) Maffra West Upper (14) Manns Beach (10) McLoughlins Beach (10) Meerlieu (10) Montgomery (10) Moornapa (10) Munro (10) Myrtlebank (10) Nambrok (10) Newry (10) Ocean Grange (10) Paradise Beach (17) Pearsondale (10) Perry Bridge (28) Port Albert (16) Riverslea (10) Robertsons Beach (10) Rosedale (Vic.) (30) Sale (27) Seacombe (10) Seaspray (10) Seaton (Vic.) (10) Staceys Bridge (10) Stockdale (10) Stradbroke (10) Stratford (Vic.) (10) Tarra Valley (11) Tarraville (10) The Heart (10) The Honeysuckles (10) Tinamba (10) Tinamba West (10) Toora North (22) Valencia Creek (10) Willung (10) Willung South (11) Winnindoo (11) Won Wron (10) Wonyip (10) Woodside (Vic.) (20) Woodside Beach (10) Wurruk (21) Yarram (28)

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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