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Crime rate in Fern Bay, NSW, Australia, 2295

Suburb in Port Stephens

Crime Rank: 10/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population

    4,046

    Population of the suburb from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size

    8.30 km2

    Area size of the suburb in square kilometres

  • All Crimes

    127

    Total number of crimes in the suburb

  • Crimes per 1000 people

    31.39

    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

    53

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

  • Violent Crimes
    per 1000 people

    6.92

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
    per 1000 people

    13.10

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • suburbs with less
    Violent Crimes

    74.71%

    Number of suburbs with less violent crimes

  • suburbs with less
    Property Crimes

    56.17%

    Number of suburbs with less property crimes

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Top crime types:

  • Theft

    In 2022 in Fern Bay there were 24 cases of Theft.

    24

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2022 in Fern Bay there were 21 cases of Assault and related offences.

    21

  • Deception

    In 2022 in Fern Bay there were 19 cases of Deception.

    19

  • Property damage

    In 2022 in Fern Bay there were 15 cases of Property damage.

    15

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2022 in Fern Bay there were 13 cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    13

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2022 in Fern Bay there were 9 cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    9

  • Sexual offences

    In 2022 in Fern Bay there were 6 cases of Sexual offences.

    6

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2022 in Fern Bay there were 6 cases of Justice procedures offences.

    6

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2022 in Fern Bay there were 5 cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    5

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2022 in Fern Bay there were 3 cases of Public nuisance offences.

    3

  • Robbery

    In 2022 in Fern Bay there were 1 cases of Robbery.

    1

  • Arson

    In 2022 in Fern Bay there were 1 cases of Arson.

    1

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2022 in Fern Bay there were 1 cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    1

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2022 in Fern Bay there were 1 cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    1

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2022 in Fern Bay there were 1 cases of Drug use and possession.

    1

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2022 in Fern Bay there were 1 cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Fern Bay

    1 in 145

    In 2022 in Fern Bay your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 145

  • 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

  • Fern Bay

    1 in 76

    In 2022 in Fern Bay your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 76

  • 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 Fern Bay rank in crime?

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

Is Fern Bay a safe suburb?

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

What are the main crime problems in Fern Bay?

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

What is the most reported crime in Fern Bay?

24 Theft cases were reported in Fern Bay in 2022.

Is crime increasing in Fern Bay?

Crime in Fern Bay has increased by 29.59% from 2021 to 2022.

How many murders were in Fern Bay in 2022?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Fern 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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