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Crime rate in Redfern, NSW, Australia, 2016

Suburb in Sydney

Crime Rank: 45/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    13,072

    Population of the suburb from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    1.17 km2

    Area size of the suburb in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    4,406

    Total number of crimes in the suburb

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    337.06

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    373

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

  • Property Crimes
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    927

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    28.53

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
    per 1000 people
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    70.91

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • suburbs with less
    Violent Crimes
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    94.03%

    Number of suburbs with less violent crimes

  • suburbs with less
    Property Crimes
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    91.32%

    Number of suburbs with less property crimes

5 year Redfern crime trends

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Redfern crime compared

Top crime types in Redfern:


  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Redfern there were 1,324 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    1,324

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in Redfern there were 743 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    743

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Redfern there were 635 reported cases of Theft.

    635

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Redfern there were 310 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    310

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Redfern there were 298 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    298

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Redfern there were 223 reported cases of Deception.

    223

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Redfern there were 205 reported cases of Property damage.

    205

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Redfern there were 136 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    136

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Redfern there were 90 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    90

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Redfern there were 84 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    84

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Redfern there were 80 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    80

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Redfern there were 53 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    53

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Redfern there were 52 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    52

  • Miscellaneous offences

    In 2023 in Redfern there were 51 reported cases of Miscellaneous offences.

    51

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Redfern there were 41 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    41

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Redfern there were 28 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    28

  • Other drug offences

    In 2023 in Redfern there were 24 reported cases of Other drug offences.

    24

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Redfern there were 16 reported cases of Robbery.

    16

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Redfern there were 6 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    6

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Redfern there were 3 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    3

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Redfern there were 3 reported cases of Arson.

    3

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Redfern there were 1 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Redfern

    1 in 35

    In 2023 in Redfern your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 35

  • NSW

    1 in 87

    In 2023 in NSW your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 87

  • 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

  • Redfern

    1 in 14

    In 2023 in Redfern your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 14

  • NSW

    1 in 41

    In 2023 in NSW your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 41

  • Australia

    1 in 28

    In 2023 in Australia your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 28

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does Redfern rank in crime?

Redfern suburb is ranked 45/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Redfern a safe suburb?

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

What are the main crime problems in Redfern?

The top crime types in Redfern are Justice procedures offences, Transport regulation offences, Theft.

What is the most reported crime in Redfern?

1,324 Justice procedures offences cases were reported in Redfern in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Redfern?

Crime in Redfern has increased by 23.83% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Redfern in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Redfern in 2023.

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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