Welcome to AU Crime Rate, where you can find a comprehensive database of crime statistics and rates for all suburbs, cities, towns, and states across Australia.

We are a team of data hobbyists dedicated to providing the most current and reliable information available. However, Ryan Nguyen is the driving force behind our mission to provide accurate and up-to-date crime-related statistics. With his expertise in data analysis and interpretation, he has developed an innovative approach to mapping crime trends and patterns.

As the founder and owner of the idea, Ryan is responsible for overseeing the team and ensuring that our information is reliable and relevant to the community.

Our goal

Our goal is to provide reliable and accurate information to help you make informed decisions about your safety and the safety of your community. We understand that crime statistics can be complex and sensitive, and we are committed to presenting the data in a way that is easy to understand and navigate.

About Data

AU Crime Rate undertook an extensive effort to gather copious amounts of data from multiple police departments across various regions. This data was derived from millions of crime records in their raw form, containing a plethora of information related to criminal incidents.

However, before analyzing this data, it was necessary to remove any extraneous or irrelevant information to ensure that the dataset was accurate and reliable. This process required a great deal of meticulous attention to detail and a considerable amount of time to ensure the data was cleaned and filtered in the most effective manner possible.

After months of intensive data cleaning, we were able to produce a clean and high-quality dataset that contained only relevant information that was useful for analysis. This dataset can potentially be a valuable resource for research and analysis in the field of crime data.

We collected data from law enforcement agencies, government departments, police departments, and other crime open sources to ensure our data is as up-to-date and accurate as possible.

Because some police departments don’t reveal the full data about suburbs, we might have a gap in covering the suburbs’ crime data in states like Tasmania and Northern Territory.

Sometimes there are things in certain areas that we don’t have information about, which can make our suburbs’ data not quite accurate. But most of the time, our statistics are actually really good because we have worked hard to make sure the data we use is accurate.

What crime data is in a report?

Our database includes a wide range of crime statistics, including information on violent crimes such as homicide, assault, and robbery, as well as property crimes such as burglary, theft, and vandalism. We provide detailed information on crime rates, trends over time (5-year or 2-year trends), and comparisons between different areas.

AU Crime Rate® Crime Index uses a scale of 1-100 to compare how safe a suburb is compared to the rest of Australia or its own state. A rating of 100 means the suburb is safer than 100% of all other suburbs in the country, while a rating of 1 means it’s safer than only 1% of all other neighborhoods.

My area does not seem dangerous to me. Is there a reason why it shows such a high crime rate?

It’s understandable to feel confused or concerned when our data show a high crime rate in your area, especially if you don’t believe that it’s dangerous. However, it’s important to note that crime maps use boundaries to display crime data, which means that certain areas may be grouped together even if they have vastly different crime rates.

To make crime maps more precise, we use smaller boundaries (mesh blocks) than just postal codes, but even with this approach, there may still be confusion. For instance, if a school is located within a suburb, it can make the area appear to have a higher crime rate. This is because even though the school may be safe, any crimes that occur there will impact the overall crime rate for that area.

It’s also worth noting that in smaller communities with fewer residents, just a few crimes can significantly impact the crime rate. Therefore, it’s important to keep in mind that even if you feel safe in your neighborhood, it’s possible for crime to occur and be reflected in the crime rate for your area.

What are the signs of a safe suburb?

To find out if your suburb is safe, it’s best to look at the different types of crimes that happen there. If you’re worried about a specific type of crime, like theft or assault, you should focus on that. You can check crime reports for your area, which will show you where crimes are happening and what kind they are. If you see areas with high crime rates, it’s a good idea to investigate why that is. You might find that certain crimes are more common in your area, but overall it’s still a safe place to live.

Crime Types

Before making any investments, lending money, underwriting insurance policies, sending employees to unfamiliar areas, delivering packages, or selecting a location for you, or your business, it’s crucial to identify the safest suburbs in any city or town. This will ensure that you avoid areas with high crime rates and minimize the risk of financial loss or harm to your employees.

Whether you are a concerned citizen, business owner, journalist, researcher, or policy maker, our website is the go-to source for comprehensive crime statistics and rates in all Australia suburbs, cities, towns, and states.

Ryan Nguyen


Ryan Nguyen

Ryan Nguyen is a data analyst with expertise in analyzing consumer behaviour. He has worked on several high-profile cases, analyzing and interpreting big data with large datasets. Ryan is also a true crime aficionado and spends his free time reading and listening to podcasts about famous criminal cases.