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Crime rate in Whitsunday, QLD, Australia

Crime Rank: 33/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    37,151

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    23,418.00 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    3,545

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    95.42

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    255

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

  • Property Crimes
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    1,001

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    6.86

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    26.94

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    29.58%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    46.28%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Whitsunday crime trends

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Whitsunday crime compared

Top crime types in Whitsunday:


  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Whitsunday there were 733 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    733

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Whitsunday there were 722 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    722

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Whitsunday there were 524 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    524

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Whitsunday there were 486 reported cases of Theft.

    486

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Whitsunday there were 247 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    247

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Whitsunday there were 238 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    238

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Whitsunday there were 198 reported cases of Property damage.

    198

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Whitsunday there were 90 reported cases of Deception.

    90

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Whitsunday there were 66 reported cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    66

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Whitsunday there were 60 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    60

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Whitsunday there were 57 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    57

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Whitsunday there were 47 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    47

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Whitsunday there were 36 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    36

  • Miscellaneous offences

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

    20

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Whitsunday there were 13 reported cases of Arson.

    13

  • Robbery

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

    8

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Whitsunday

    1 in 146

    In 2023 in Whitsunday your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 146

  • 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

  • Whitsunday

    1 in 37

    In 2023 in Whitsunday your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 37

  • 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 Whitsunday rank in crime?

Whitsunday lga is ranked 33/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Whitsunday a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Whitsunday?

The top crime types in Whitsunday are Transport regulation offences, Disorderly and offensive conduct, Drug dealing and trafficking.

What is the most reported crime in Whitsunday?

733 Transport regulation offences cases were reported in Whitsunday in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Whitsunday?

Crime in Whitsunday has increased by 2.52% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Whitsunday in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Whitsunday?

The least safe suburb in Whitsunday is Breadalbane (Qld), by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Whitsunday?

The safest suburb in Whitsunday is Airlie Beach, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Whitsunday crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Whitsunday by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Breadalbane (Qld), Brandy Creek (Qld) and Wilson Beach.


Suburbs in Whitsunday

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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