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Crime rate in Southbank, VIC, Australia, 3006

Suburb in Melbourne

Crime Rank: 27/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    22,631

    Population of the suburb from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    1.56 km2

    Area size of the suburb in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    2,841

    Total number of crimes in the suburb

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    125.54

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    340

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

  • Property Crimes
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    1,720

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

  • Violent Crimes
    per 1000 people
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    15.02

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
    per 1000 people
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    76.00

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • suburbs with less
    Violent Crimes
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    86.56%

    Number of suburbs with less violent crimes

  • suburbs with less
    Property Crimes
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    91.92%

    Number of suburbs with less property crimes

5 year Southbank crime trends

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Southbank crime compared

Top crime types in Southbank:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Southbank there were 1,264 reported cases of Theft.

    1,264

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Southbank there were 314 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    314

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Southbank there were 257 reported cases of Property damage.

    257

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Southbank there were 190 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    190

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Southbank there were 164 reported cases of Deception.

    164

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in Southbank there were 129 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    129

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Southbank there were 121 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    121

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in Southbank there were 81 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    81

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in Southbank there were 74 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    74

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in Southbank there were 66 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    66

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in Southbank there were 37 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    37

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Southbank there were 29 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    29

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Southbank there were 26 reported cases of Robbery.

    26

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Southbank there were 26 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    26

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in Southbank there were 17 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    17

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Southbank there were 15 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    15

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in Southbank there were 15 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    15

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Southbank there were 9 reported cases of Arson.

    9

  • Other government regulatory offences

    In 2023 in Southbank there were 7 reported cases of Other government regulatory offences.

    7

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Southbank

    1 in 67

    In 2023 in Southbank your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 67

  • VIC

    1 in 146

    In 2023 in VIC your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 146

  • 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

  • Southbank

    1 in 13

    In 2023 in Southbank your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 13

  • VIC

    1 in 31

    In 2023 in VIC your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 31

  • 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 Southbank rank in crime?

Southbank suburb is ranked 27/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Southbank a safe suburb?

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

What are the main crime problems in Southbank?

The top crime types in Southbank are Theft, Assault and related offences, Property damage.

What is the most reported crime in Southbank?

1,264 Theft cases were reported in Southbank in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Southbank?

Crime in Southbank has increased by 3.88% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Southbank in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Southbank 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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