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Crime rate in Whittlesea, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 23/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    243,768

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    469.91 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    10,360

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    42.50

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    1,219

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

  • Property Crimes
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    5,433

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    5.00

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    22.29

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    17.51%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    34.41%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Whittlesea crime trends

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Whittlesea crime compared

Top crime types in Whittlesea:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Whittlesea there were 3,685 reported cases of Theft.

    3,685

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Whittlesea there were 1,319 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    1,319

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Whittlesea there were 1,144 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    1,144

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Whittlesea there were 894 reported cases of Property damage.

    894

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Whittlesea there were 773 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    773

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Whittlesea there were 702 reported cases of Deception.

    702

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Whittlesea there were 338 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    338

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Whittlesea there were 259 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    259

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Whittlesea there were 257 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    257

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Whittlesea there were 253 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    253

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Whittlesea there were 210 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    210

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Whittlesea there were 113 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    113

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Whittlesea there were 83 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    83

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Whittlesea there were 81 reported cases of Arson.

    81

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Whittlesea there were 75 reported cases of Robbery.

    75

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Whittlesea there were 70 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    70

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Whittlesea there were 57 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    57

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Whittlesea there were 31 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    31

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Whittlesea there were 9 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    9

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Whittlesea there were 4 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    4

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Whittlesea there were 2 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    2

  • Public security offences

    In 2023 in Whittlesea there were 1 reported cases of Public security offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Whittlesea

    1 in 200

    In 2023 in Whittlesea your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 200

  • 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

  • Whittlesea

    1 in 45

    In 2023 in Whittlesea your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 45

  • 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 Whittlesea rank in crime?

Whittlesea lga is ranked 23/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Whittlesea a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Whittlesea?

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

What is the most reported crime in Whittlesea?

3,685 Theft cases were reported in Whittlesea in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Whittlesea?

Crime in Whittlesea has increased by 7.89% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Whittlesea in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Whittlesea?

The least safe suburb in Whittlesea is Eden Park, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Whittlesea?

The safest suburb in Whittlesea is Donnybrook (Vic.), by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Whittlesea crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Whittlesea by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Eden Park, Humevale and South Morang.


Suburbs in Whittlesea

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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