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Crime rate in Western Downs, QLD, Australia

Crime Rank: 52/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    33,559

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    33,352.81 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    4,264

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    127.06

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    279

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

  • Property Crimes
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    1,909

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    8.31

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    56.88

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    39.84%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    81.89%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Western Downs crime trends

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Western Downs crime compared

Top crime types in Western Downs:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Western Downs there were 902 reported cases of Theft.

    902

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Western Downs there were 663 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    663

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Western Downs there were 607 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    607

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Western Downs there were 461 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    461

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Western Downs there were 432 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    432

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Western Downs there were 350 reported cases of Property damage.

    350

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Western Downs there were 253 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    253

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Western Downs there were 176 reported cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    176

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Western Downs there were 92 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    92

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Western Downs there were 88 reported cases of Deception.

    88

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Western Downs there were 63 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    63

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Western Downs there were 63 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    63

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Western Downs there were 49 reported cases of Arson.

    49

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Western Downs there were 20 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    20

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Western Downs there were 19 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    19

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Western Downs there were 14 reported cases of Robbery.

    14

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Western Downs there were 12 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    12

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Western Downs

    1 in 120

    In 2023 in Western Downs your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 120

  • QLD

    1 in 131

    In 2023 in QLD your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 131

  • 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

  • Western Downs

    1 in 18

    In 2023 in Western Downs your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 18

  • QLD

    1 in 22

    In 2023 in QLD your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 22

  • 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 Western Downs rank in crime?

Western Downs lga is ranked 52/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Western Downs a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Western Downs?

The top crime types in Western Downs are Theft, Transport regulation offences, Drug dealing and trafficking.

What is the most reported crime in Western Downs?

902 Theft cases were reported in Western Downs in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Western Downs?

Crime in Western Downs has increased by 6.1% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Western Downs in 2023?

There were 12 Homicide and related offences cases in Western Downs in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Western Downs?

The least safe suburb in Western Downs is Wychie, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Western Downs?

The safest suburb in Western Downs is Darr Creek, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Western Downs crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Western Downs by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Wychie, Bell (Qld) and Barramornie.


Suburbs in Western Downs

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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