According to ACT Policing, Holt crime rate for the year ending December 2021 was 11790 incidents per 100,000 population. This represents a 16% decrease from the previous year.

Holt Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 26% of most Australia suburbs

Holt Crime Map

Holt crime map

Is Holt Safe?

Holt has low safety metrics. Crime rates in Holt are quite a bit higher than average regarding to most Australian suburbs. Holt is safer than 26% of all Australian suburbs and than 22% of Australian Capital Territory (ACT) suburbs. However, traffic offences is a common offence in Holt.

Holt Crime Statistics at a Glance

Has crime in Holt increased or decreased in the past 5 years? The chart below shows the 60-month historical trend of the number of offences that occurred in Holt.

60-month trend of criminal incidents across Holt
  • District: Belconnen.
  • The number of criminal incidents recorded by ACT Policing in the year 2021 was 664, down 16% from 795 incidents recorded in the same period last year.
  • Holt is in the 22nd percentile for safety, meaning 78% of ACT suburbs are safer than Holt and 22% of suburbs are more dangerous than Holt.
  • Common crime: traffic offences.
  • The number of assault offences recorded in 2021 decreased by 30% (18 Incidents) compared to the previous year..
  • The number of sexual offences recorded in 2021 increased by 1300% (13 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • There were no homicide offences recorded during the years 2020 and 2021.
  • The number of burglary offences recorded in 2021 increased by 19% (6 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of theft offences recorded in 2021 increased by 25% (25 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of robbery offences recorded in 2021 increased by 200% (8 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of motor vehicle thefts recorded in 2021 increased by 13% (3 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of property damage offences recorded in 2021 increased by 16% (8 Incidents) compared to the previous year.

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Crime in Holt: An In-Depth Analysis

According to AU Crime Rate’s analysis of the latest crime statistics from the ACT Policing, Holt is ranked safer than 26% of the suburbs across Australia, regardless of population size. That means that Holt crime rate is quite a bit higher than average regarding to most Australian suburbs.

In ACT, only about 78% of suburbs have a lower crime rate than Holt. As a result, Holt has low scores in public safety metrics.

If you are a resident of Holt, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 16 (based on the total crime rate of crimes against the person and property combined) while ACT average’s is 1 in 23.

Let’s take a closer look at Holt’s crime statistics and see how it fares in terms of crimes against person and property crimes. This information is crucial because it can shed light on whether violent or property crimes or both, are the primary factors driving Holt’s overall crime rate. So, are you curious to learn more about Holt’s crime data and what they reveal about the suburb’s safety and security? Let’s dive in!

AU Crime Rate’s analysis reveals that the against-the-person crime rate in Holt is 1296 per one hundred thousand inhabitants while the ACT average rate is 841. So, one’s chances of becoming a victim of crimes against the person (violent crime) in Holt is 1 in 76. The crimes against the person included in this analysis are homicide, assault, sexual offences, robbery, and other offences against the person.

From our analysis, we discovered that your odds of becoming a victim of a property crime, if you live in Holt, is 1 in 22. This is equal to a rate of 4421 per one hundred thousand residents compared to a rate of 3338 per 100,000 residents for ACT state. It’s worth mentioning that the property crimes tracked here include theft, motor vehicle theft, burglary, and property damage.

Holt Crime Rates by Offences Division

DivisionNumber of CrimesCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)
Offences against the person731296
Offences against Property2494421
Other Offences3426072

Holt Crimes Against the Person

These are violent crimes against people whether these are family violence or non-family violence. Basically, if someone does something to hurt or scare another person, it’s considered a crime against the person. This includes:

  • Assault: According to ACT Policing, assault is an action aimed at inflicting non-lethal harm or injury to another individual, without any sexual or materialistic motives, and excluding attempts at murder or acts leading to death.
  • Robbery: Robbery involves illegally seizing someone’s property with the intention to permanently keep it, taken directly from the person’s possession, control, or custody, often involving or threatening immediate physical force or violence.
  • Homicide refers to the illegal act of killing or attempting to kill another person or conspiring to do so. This encompasses murder, attempted murder, and manslaughter resulting in death.
  • Sexual assault is defined as any physical contact or attempted contact of a sexual nature towards another individual without their consent, or where consent is obtained through intimidation or deception. It also applies when consent is legally invalid due to factors like the individual’s age, mental incapacity (temporary or permanent), or a familial relationship.
  • Other offences against the person” encompass acts aimed at threatening or harassing an individual, or unlawfully restricting their freedom of movement against their will or the will of their legal guardian or caretaker. This category includes crimes such as abduction and kidnapping, false imprisonment or deprivation of liberty, and various forms of harassment and threatening behaviour.

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Crime Against the Person

1 in 76

In Holt

1 in 118


Crimes Against the Person Comparison (Per 100,000 Residents)

Violent crimes against the person in Holt vs ACT in Australia

Crimes Against the Person: Holt vs ACT

Holt population: 5632

ACT population: 453764

CrimesTotal Criminal IncidentsACT Total Criminal IncidentsCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)ACT Crime Rate (per 100,000 residents)
Sexual offences14537249118
Other offences against the person42707160

Holt Against Property offences

These are crimes related to stealing or damaging property or deceiving someone for personal gain. Property crimes include:

  • Theft (excluding Motor Vehicles): Theft, excluding the stealing of motor vehicles, is the illegal act of taking or acquiring money, goods, services, or non-motorized vehicles without employing force, threat of force, violence, coercion, or deception. The intent behind this act is to permanently deprive the owner or possessor of the use of their money, goods, or services.
  • Burglary (unlawful entry): Burglary is defined as the illegal entry into a structure, whether by force or not, with the intention to commit a crime. A structure in this context is any building enclosed by walls and capable of being secured, such as a house, flat, caravan, office, bank, shop, factory, school, or church.
  • Stolen motor vehicles: The theft of motor vehicles involves illegally taking another person’s motor vehicle without authorization, intending to deprive the owner or possessor of its use, either temporarily or permanently. This category covers both the illegal use of a motor vehicle and the theft of a motor vehicle.
  • Property damage: This refers to intentional or accidental harm caused to someone else’s property, such as vandalism, fire or explosion, and graffiti.

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of Against Property offences

1 in 22

In Holt

1 in 29


Crimes Against Property Comparison (Per 100,000 Residents)

Property offences in Holt vs ACT

Against Property offences: Holt vs ACT

Holt population: 5632

ACT population: 453764

CrimesTotal Criminal IncidentsACT Total Criminal IncidentsCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)ACT Crime Rate (per 100,000 residents)
Theft (excluding Motor Vehicles)0791901745
Motor vehicle theft431425763314
Burglary/Break and enter141986249438
Property damage123817213841

Other Offences

Other offences” encompass a wide range of criminal acts not covered under specific categories. This includes but is not limited to, offences related to deception, environmental crimes, weapons violations, drug offences, public order breaches, and driving-related offences.

Other Offences: Holt vs ACT

CrimesTotal Criminal IncidentsACT Total Criminal IncidentsCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)ACT Crime Rate (per 100,000 residents)
MISC. offences2051022336402253
Traffic offences136628024151384

Holt Crimes per Square KM

Crimes per square km in Holt vs ACT

How many murders in Holt in 2021?

According to ACT Policing, there were 0 homicides in Holt in 2021. It’s important to note that this figure includes all homicides, not just murders.

What’s the most common crime in Holt?

According to the latest available data from ACT Policing, the most common type of crime in Holt is traffic offences.

What is the crime rate in Holt?

The overall crime rate in Holt, as measured by the number of reported offences per 100,000 population was 11790 in the year ending December 2021.

However, it’s important to note that this is an aggregate figure that includes all types of crime, and some types of offences are more prevalent than others. Additionally, crime rates can vary by location, with some areas experiencing higher rates of certain types of crime than others.

Is Holt a safe place to live in?

Holt is safer than 26% of suburbs across Australia and the crime rates are quite a bit higher than average regarding to most Australian suburbs. Compared to ACT suburbs, Holt is safer than 22% of other suburbs in the state which are considered low safety scores in ACT.

Total Crime Stats of Holt

SubdivisionOffence typeYear (2020)Year (2021)
AssaultAssault - FV1811
AssaultAssault - Non-FV4332
Sexual offencesSexual offences114
RobberyRobbery - armed17
RobberyRobbery - other35
Other offences against the personOther offences against the person54
Theft (excluding Motor Vehicles)Theft (excluding Motor Vehicles)100125
Motor vehicle theftMotor vehicle theft2427
BurglaryBurglary dwellings1832
BurglaryBurglary shops82
BurglaryBurglary other64
Property damageProperty damage5159
MISC. offencesMISC. offences284205
Traffic offencesTraffic Speeding10544
Traffic offencesTraffic Mobile Use10
Traffic offencesTraffic Seatbelts11
Traffic offencesTraffic Other12691

Note: This article doesn’t have detailed data for family violence, victims, female offenders, reoffending, stalking, and youth crime. For more information about these topics, check our resources page. check our resources page.


  • ACT Policing
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census QuickStats for all persons