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Crime rate in Queensland (QLD), Australia

Crime Rank: 5/6

(5th best state in AU)
  • Population

    5,141,386

    Population of the State from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size

    1,634,726.16 km2

    Area size of the State in square kilometres

  • All Crimes

    430,511

    Total number of crimes in the State

  • Crimes per 1000 people

    83.73

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes

    34,133

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

  • Property Crimes

    212,806

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

  • Violent Crimes
    per 1000 people

    6.64

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
    per 1000 people

    41.39

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • Best state by
    Violent Crimes

    1st

    Rank of the State by Violent Crimes, 1st has the lowest number of Violent Crimes

  • Best state by
    Property Crimes

    4th

    Rank of the State by Property Crimes, 1st has the lowest number of Property Crimes

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Top crime types:

  • Theft

    In 2022 in Queensland there were 116,702 cases of Theft.

    116,702

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2022 in Queensland there were 57,336 cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    57,336

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2022 in Queensland there were 46,376 cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    46,376

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2022 in Queensland there were 43,881 cases of Transport regulation offences.

    43,881

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2022 in Queensland there were 41,190 cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    41,190

  • Property damage

    In 2022 in Queensland there were 31,617 cases of Property damage.

    31,617

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2022 in Queensland there were 31,607 cases of Assault and related offences.

    31,607

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2022 in Queensland there were 16,767 cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    16,767

  • Deception

    In 2022 in Queensland there were 15,809 cases of Deception.

    15,809

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2022 in Queensland there were 6,525 cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    6,525

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2022 in Queensland there were 6,366 cases of Other crimes against the person.

    6,366

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2022 in Queensland there were 5,837 cases of Public nuisance offences.

    5,837

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2022 in Queensland there were 3,795 cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    3,795

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2022 in Queensland there were 2,833 cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    2,833

  • Robbery

    In 2022 in Queensland there were 2,385 cases of Robbery.

    2,385

  • Arson

    In 2022 in Queensland there were 1,344 cases of Arson.

    1,344

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2022 in Queensland there were 141 cases of Homicide and related offences.

    141

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • QLD

    1 in 151

    In 2022 in QLD your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 151

  • Australia

    1 in 105

    In 2022 in Australia your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 105

Chances of becoming a victim of a Property crime

  • QLD

    1 in 24

    In 2022 in QLD your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 24

  • Australia

    1 in 31

    In 2022 in Australia your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 31


Frequenly Asked Questions

How does QLD rank in crime?

QLD state is ranked 5 out of 6 ranked states in Australia with 1st being safest.

What are the main crime problems in QLD?

The top crime types in QLD are Theft, Drug dealing and trafficking, Burglary/Break and enter.

What is the most reported crime in QLD?

116,702 Theft cases were reported in QLD in 2022.

Is crime increasing in QLD?

Crime in QLD has increased by 5.16% from 2021 to 2022.

How many murders were in QLD in 2022?

There were 141 Homicide and related offences cases in QLD in 2022.

What is the least safe lga in QLD?

The least safe lga in QLD is Aurukun, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest lga in QLD?

The safest lga in QLD is Barcoo, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are QLD crime hotspots?

Most dangerous lgas in QLD by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Aurukun, Mornington and Doomadgee.


LGAs in QLD

The data is based on annual 2022 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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