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Crime rate in Queensland (QLD), Australia

Crime Rank: 5/6

(5th best state in AU)
  • Population
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    5,141,386

    Population of the State from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    1,634,726.16 km2

    Area size of the State in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    457,076

    Total number of crimes in the State

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    88.90

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    39,133

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

  • Property Crimes
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    233,554

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

  • Violent Crimes
    per 1000 people
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    7.61

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
    per 1000 people
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    45.43

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • Best state by
    Violent Crimes
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    2nd

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

  • Best state by
    Property Crimes
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    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 2023 in Queensland there were 132,517 cases of Theft.

    132,517

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Queensland there were 56,029 cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    56,029

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Queensland there were 48,627 cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    48,627

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Queensland there were 43,443 cases of Transport regulation offences.

    43,443

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Queensland there were 39,361 cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    39,361

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Queensland there were 36,218 cases of Assault and related offences.

    36,218

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Queensland there were 33,387 cases of Property damage.

    33,387

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Queensland there were 17,335 cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    17,335

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Queensland there were 16,242 cases of Deception.

    16,242

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Queensland there were 8,834 cases of Other crimes against the person.

    8,834

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Queensland there were 7,396 cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    7,396

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Queensland there were 6,787 cases of Public nuisance offences.

    6,787

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Queensland there were 3,788 cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    3,788

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Queensland there were 2,787 cases of Robbery.

    2,787

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Queensland there were 2,509 cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    2,509

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Queensland there were 1,688 cases of Arson.

    1,688

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Queensland there were 128 cases of Homicide and related offences.

    128

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • 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

  • 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


Frequently 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?

132,517 Theft cases were reported in QLD in 2023.

Is crime increasing in QLD?

Crime in QLD has increased by 6.17% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in QLD in 2023?

There were 128 Homicide and related offences cases in QLD in 2023.

What is the least safe lga in QLD?

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

What is the safest lga in QLD?

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

Where are QLD crime hotspots?

Most dangerous lgas in QLD by crime crime rank and violent crimes are McKinlay, Diamantina and Quilpie.


LGAs in QLD

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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