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Crime rate in Yarra Ranges, VIC, Australia

Crime Rank: 20/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    144,538

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    1,893.06 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    4,412

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    30.52

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    669

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

  • Property Crimes
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    2,014

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    4.63

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    13.93

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    13.68%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    12.68%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Yarra Ranges crime trends

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Yarra Ranges crime compared

Top crime types in Yarra Ranges:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Yarra Ranges there were 1,109 reported cases of Theft.

    1,109

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Yarra Ranges there were 653 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    653

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Yarra Ranges there were 649 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    649

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Yarra Ranges there were 532 reported cases of Property damage.

    532

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Yarra Ranges there were 312 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    312

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Yarra Ranges there were 267 reported cases of Deception.

    267

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Yarra Ranges there were 215 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    215

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Yarra Ranges there were 133 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    133

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Yarra Ranges there were 118 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    118

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Yarra Ranges there were 92 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    92

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Yarra Ranges there were 67 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    67

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Yarra Ranges there were 61 reported cases of Arson.

    61

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Yarra Ranges there were 60 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    60

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Yarra Ranges there were 45 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    45

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Yarra Ranges there were 32 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    32

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Yarra Ranges there were 20 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    20

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Yarra Ranges there were 17 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    17

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Yarra Ranges there were 16 reported cases of Robbery.

    16

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Yarra Ranges there were 5 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    5

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Yarra Ranges there were 5 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    5

  • Other government regulatory offences

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

    4

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Yarra Ranges

    1 in 216

    In 2023 in Yarra Ranges your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 216

  • 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

  • Yarra Ranges

    1 in 72

    In 2023 in Yarra Ranges your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 72

  • 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 Yarra Ranges rank in crime?

Yarra Ranges lga is ranked 20/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Yarra Ranges a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Yarra Ranges?

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

What is the most reported crime in Yarra Ranges?

1,109 Theft cases were reported in Yarra Ranges in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Yarra Ranges?

Crime in Yarra Ranges has increased by 0.96% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Yarra Ranges in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Yarra Ranges in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Yarra Ranges?

The least safe suburb in Yarra Ranges is Steels Creek, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Yarra Ranges?

The safest suburb in Yarra Ranges is Beenak, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Yarra Ranges crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Yarra Ranges by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Steels Creek, Reefton (Vic.) and Three Bridges.


Suburbs in Yarra Ranges

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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