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Crime rate in Whitehorse, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 22/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    170,201

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    63.79 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    7,397

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    43.46

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    663

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

  • Property Crimes
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    4,932

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    3.90

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    28.98

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    10.26%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    51.31%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Whitehorse crime trends

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Whitehorse crime compared

Top crime types in Whitehorse:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Whitehorse there were 3,321 reported cases of Theft.

    3,321

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Whitehorse there were 1,087 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    1,087

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Whitehorse there were 623 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    623

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Whitehorse there were 544 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    544

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Whitehorse there were 499 reported cases of Property damage.

    499

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Whitehorse there were 457 reported cases of Deception.

    457

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Whitehorse there were 194 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    194

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Whitehorse there were 125 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    125

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Whitehorse there were 111 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    111

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Whitehorse there were 100 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    100

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Whitehorse there were 90 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    90

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

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

    51

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Whitehorse there were 45 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    45

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Whitehorse there were 40 reported cases of Robbery.

    40

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Whitehorse there were 27 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    27

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Whitehorse there were 25 reported cases of Arson.

    25

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Whitehorse there were 25 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    25

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Whitehorse there were 21 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    21

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Whitehorse there were 7 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    7

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Whitehorse there were 4 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    4

  • Other government regulatory offences

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

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Whitehorse

    1 in 257

    In 2023 in Whitehorse your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 257

  • 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

  • Whitehorse

    1 in 35

    In 2023 in Whitehorse 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 Whitehorse rank in crime?

Whitehorse lga is ranked 22/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Whitehorse a safe lga?

Whitehorse lga is moderately safe. Crime exists and may impact some people.

What are the main crime problems in Whitehorse?

The top crime types in Whitehorse are Theft, Burglary/Break and enter, Assault and related offences.

What is the most reported crime in Whitehorse?

3,321 Theft cases were reported in Whitehorse in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Whitehorse?

Crime in Whitehorse has increased by 25.29% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Whitehorse in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Whitehorse?

The least safe suburb in Whitehorse is Mont Albert North, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Whitehorse?

The safest suburb in Whitehorse is Box Hill (Vic.), by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Whitehorse crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Whitehorse by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Mont Albert North, Surrey Hills and Blackburn South.


Suburbs in Whitehorse

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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