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Crime rate in Blackheath, NSW, Australia, 2785

Suburb in Blue Mountains

Crime Rank: 10/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population

    4,672

    Population of the suburb from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size

    32.58 km2

    Area size of the suburb in square kilometres

  • All Crimes

    162

    Total number of crimes in the suburb

  • Crimes per 1000 people

    34.67

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes

    28

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

  • Property Crimes

    55

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

  • Violent Crimes
    per 1000 people

    5.99

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
    per 1000 people

    11.77

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • suburbs with less
    Violent Crimes

    72.08%

    Number of suburbs with less violent crimes

  • suburbs with less
    Property Crimes

    53.65%

    Number of suburbs with less property crimes

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Top crime types:

  • Deception

    In 2022 in Blackheath there were 32 cases of Deception.

    32

  • Theft

    In 2022 in Blackheath there were 25 cases of Theft.

    25

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2022 in Blackheath there were 23 cases of Assault and related offences.

    23

  • Property damage

    In 2022 in Blackheath there were 17 cases of Property damage.

    17

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2022 in Blackheath there were 17 cases of Justice procedures offences.

    17

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2022 in Blackheath there were 11 cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    11

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2022 in Blackheath there were 11 cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    11

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2022 in Blackheath there were 7 cases of Drug use and possession.

    7

  • Sexual offences

    In 2022 in Blackheath there were 4 cases of Sexual offences.

    4

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2022 in Blackheath there were 4 cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    4

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2022 in Blackheath there were 3 cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    3

  • Arson

    In 2022 in Blackheath there were 2 cases of Arson.

    2

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2022 in Blackheath there were 2 cases of Public nuisance offences.

    2

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2022 in Blackheath there were 1 cases of Other crimes against the person.

    1

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2022 in Blackheath there were 1 cases of Abduction and related offences.

    1

  • Other drug offences

    In 2022 in Blackheath there were 1 cases of Other drug offences.

    1

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2022 in Blackheath there were 1 cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Blackheath

    1 in 167

    In 2022 in Blackheath your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 167

  • NSW

    1 in 97

    In 2022 in NSW your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 97

  • 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

  • Blackheath

    1 in 85

    In 2022 in Blackheath your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 85

  • NSW

    1 in 44

    In 2022 in NSW your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 44

  • Australia

    1 in 31

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


Frequently Asked Questions

How does Blackheath rank in crime?

Blackheath suburb is ranked 10/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Blackheath a safe suburb?

Blackheath suburb could be considered safe area. Crime exists but does not impact most people.

What are the main crime problems in Blackheath?

The top crime types in Blackheath are Deception, Theft, Assault and related offences.

What is the most reported crime in Blackheath?

32 Deception cases were reported in Blackheath in 2022.

Is crime increasing in Blackheath?

Crime in Blackheath has decreased by 19.8% from 2021 to 2022.

How many murders were in Blackheath in 2022?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Blackheath in 2022.

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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