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Crime rate in Willoughby, NSW, Australia

Crime Rank: 22/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    67,471

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    19.53 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    3,929

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    58.23

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    375

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

  • Property Crimes
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    1,122

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    5.56

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    16.63

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    22.33%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    18.71%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Willoughby crime trends

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Willoughby crime compared

Top crime types in Willoughby:


  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Willoughby there were 1,232 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    1,232

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Willoughby there were 794 reported cases of Theft.

    794

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Willoughby there were 414 reported cases of Deception.

    414

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Willoughby there were 289 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    289

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Willoughby there were 249 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    249

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Willoughby there were 185 reported cases of Property damage.

    185

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Willoughby there were 137 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    137

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Willoughby there were 115 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    115

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Willoughby there were 103 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    103

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Willoughby there were 99 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    99

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Willoughby there were 67 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    67

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Willoughby there were 67 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    67

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Willoughby there were 47 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    47

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Willoughby there were 38 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    38

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Willoughby there were 35 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    35

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Willoughby there were 18 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    18

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Willoughby there were 11 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    11

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Willoughby there were 7 reported cases of Robbery.

    7

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Willoughby there were 7 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    7

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Willoughby there were 7 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    7

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Willoughby there were 6 reported cases of Arson.

    6

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Willoughby there were 2 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    2

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Willoughby

    1 in 180

    In 2023 in Willoughby your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 180

  • NSW

    1 in 87

    In 2023 in NSW your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 87

  • 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

  • Willoughby

    1 in 60

    In 2023 in Willoughby your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 60

  • NSW

    1 in 41

    In 2023 in NSW your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 41

  • 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 Willoughby rank in crime?

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

Is Willoughby a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Willoughby?

The top crime types in Willoughby are Transport regulation offences, Theft, Deception.

What is the most reported crime in Willoughby?

1,232 Transport regulation offences cases were reported in Willoughby in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Willoughby?

Crime in Willoughby has increased by 14.25% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Willoughby in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Willoughby?

The least safe suburb in Willoughby is Northbridge (NSW), by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Willoughby?

The safest suburb in Willoughby is Chatswood, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Willoughby crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Willoughby by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Northbridge (NSW), Castlecrag and Naremburn.


Suburbs in Willoughby

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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