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Crime rate in Byron Bay, NSW, Australia, 2481

Suburb in Byron

Crime Rank: 48/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population

    6,330

    Population of the suburb from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size

    19.13 km2

    Area size of the suburb in square kilometres

  • All Crimes

    1,456

    Total number of crimes in the suburb

  • Crimes per 1000 people

    230.02

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes

    218

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

  • Property Crimes

    334

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

  • Violent Crimes
    per 1000 people

    34.44

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
    per 1000 people

    52.76

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • suburbs with less
    Violent Crimes

    95.77%

    Number of suburbs with less violent crimes

  • suburbs with less
    Property Crimes

    89.1%

    Number of suburbs with less property crimes

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Top crime types:

  • Theft

    In 2022 in Byron Bay there were 202 cases of Theft.

    202

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2022 in Byron Bay there were 189 cases of Assault and related offences.

    189

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2022 in Byron Bay there were 172 cases of Justice procedures offences.

    172

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2022 in Byron Bay there were 154 cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    154

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2022 in Byron Bay there were 112 cases of Drug use and possession.

    112

  • Property damage

    In 2022 in Byron Bay there were 99 cases of Property damage.

    99

  • Deception

    In 2022 in Byron Bay there were 89 cases of Deception.

    89

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2022 in Byron Bay there were 88 cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    88

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2022 in Byron Bay there were 75 cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    75

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2022 in Byron Bay there were 73 cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    73

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2022 in Byron Bay there were 58 cases of Public nuisance offences.

    58

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2022 in Byron Bay there were 44 cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    44

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2022 in Byron Bay there were 31 cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    31

  • Sexual offences

    In 2022 in Byron Bay there were 29 cases of Sexual offences.

    29

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2022 in Byron Bay there were 25 cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    25

  • Other drug offences

    In 2022 in Byron Bay there were 9 cases of Other drug offences.

    9

  • Arson

    In 2022 in Byron Bay there were 2 cases of Arson.

    2

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2022 in Byron Bay there were 2 cases of Transport regulation offences.

    2

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2022 in Byron Bay there were 2 cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    2

  • Other crimes against the person

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

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Byron Bay

    1 in 29

    In 2022 in Byron Bay your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 29

  • 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

  • Byron Bay

    1 in 19

    In 2022 in Byron Bay your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 19

  • 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 Byron Bay rank in crime?

Byron Bay suburb is ranked 48/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Byron Bay a safe suburb?

Byron Bay suburb is a relatively unsafe area. Crime exists and may impact most people.

What are the main crime problems in Byron Bay?

The top crime types in Byron Bay are Theft, Assault and related offences, Justice procedures offences.

What is the most reported crime in Byron Bay?

202 Theft cases were reported in Byron Bay in 2022.

Is crime increasing in Byron Bay?

Crime in Byron Bay has decreased by 7.56% from 2021 to 2022.

How many murders were in Byron Bay in 2022?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Byron Bay 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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