According to Queensland Police Service (QPS), Caloundra West crime rate for the year ending June 2022 was 5051 incidents per 100,000 population. This represents a 23% increase from the previous year.

Caloundra West Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 60% of most Australia suburbs

Caloundra West Crime Map

Caloundra West crime map

Is Caloundra West Safe?

Caloundra West has moderate safety metrics. Crime rates in Caloundra West are below average to the majority of suburbs in Australia. Caloundra West is safer than 60% of all Australian suburbs and than 46% of Queensland suburbs. However, other theft (excl. unlawful entry) is a common offence in Caloundra West.

Caloundra West Crime Statistics at a Glance

Has Crime in Caloundra West 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 Caloundra West.

60-month trend of criminal incidents across Caloundra West
  • The number of criminal incidents recorded in the year 2022 was 367, up 23% from 299 incidents recorded in the same period last year.
  • Caloundra West is in the 46th percentile for safety, meaning 54% of Queensland suburbs are safer than Caloundra West and 46% of suburbs are more dangerous than Caloundra West.
  • Street safety to walk at night: moderate safety.
  • Common crime: other theft (excl. unlawful entry).
  • The number of assault offences recorded in 2022 increased by 36% (8 Incidents) compared to the previous year..
  • There were no murder offences recorded during the years 2021 and 2022.
  • The number of unlawful entry offences recorded in 2022 increased by 38% (6 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of theft offences (excl. Unlawful Entry) recorded in 2022 decreased by 11% (14 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of robbery offences recorded in 2022 decreased by 100% (1 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of unlawful use of motor vehicles (car theft) recorded in 2022 decreased by 21% (3 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of vandalism offences (other property damage) recorded in 2022 increased by 59% (13 Incidents) compared to the previous year.

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Crime in Caloundra West: An In-Depth Analysis

AU Crime Rate’s analysis of recent crime data from the Queensland Police Service (QPS) reveals that Caloundra West’s crime rate is below average to the majority of suburbs in Australia, as it is ranked safer than only 60% of suburbs across the country, irrespective of population size.

Approximately 54% of Queensland suburbs have a lower crime rate compared to Caloundra West. Therefore, Caloundra West’s public safety metrics are generally considered moderate.

How risky is that? Living in Caloundra West comes with a statistical risk of 1 in 31 of becoming a victim of crime, considering the total rate of crimes against the person and property. In contrast, the average chance of falling victim to crime in Queensland stands at 1 in 16.

To better understand Caloundra West’s overall crime rate, it is essential to examine its performance in crimes against the person and property crimes separately. This approach can provide further insight into whether violent crimes, property crimes, or both, are the primary drivers of the general crime rate in Caloundra West.

AU Crime Rate’s analysis of Caloundra West crime statistics shows that there are 482 incidents against the person per 100,000 inhabitants in a standard year, compared to the Queensland average rate of 1097. As a result, the chances of becoming a victim of crimes such as homicide, assault, robbery, and other offences against the person in Caloundra West are 1 in 207.

Our analysis indicates that if you reside in Caloundra West, your chances of falling victim to property crimes, including arson, fraud, handling stolen goods, unlawful entry, unlawful use of motor vehicle, other theft, and other property damage, are 1 in 37, equivalent to a rate of 2642 per 100,000 residents. As a reference, the property crime rate for every 100,000 residents in Queensland is 4773.

Caloundra West Crime Rates by Offences Division

DivisionNumber of CrimesCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)
Crimes against the person35482
Property and deception offences1922642
Other offences1401927

Caloundra West Crimes Against the Person (Violent Crimes)

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:

  • Other Homicide:  Other homicides are crimes that include attempted murder, murder conspiracy, and manslaughter. Attempted murder is when someone tries to kill another person but is unsuccessful. Murder conspiracy is when two or more people plan to kill someone. Manslaughter is when someone unintentionally causes the death of another person.
  • Assault and related offences: There are different types of assault, like serious assault, which is when someone causes really serious injuries as a result of a physical attack, and assault on police, emergency services or other authorised officers, which is when someone attacks a cop or a paramedic or someone doing their job. There’s also common assault, which is like when someone threatens to punch you or makes you feel scared for your safety.
  • Robbery: There are two types of robbery or mugging: aggravated and non-aggravated. Aggravated robbery is when someone uses a weapon like a knife or a firearm (armed robbery) or causes serious harm to the victim during the robbery, like hitting them with a bat or a gun. Non-aggravated robbery is when someone doesn’t use a weapon or cause serious harm during the robbery but still uses force or the threat of force to take something from the victim.
  • Other offences against the person: These include going armed to cause fear, threatening violence, deprivation of liberty, stalking, and torture. Going Armed to Cause Fear is when someone carries a weapon with the intention of making others scared. Threatening Violence is when someone uses words or actions to scare or intimidate someone else. Deprivation of Liberty is when someone is held against their will, and Stalking is when someone repeatedly follows or harasses another person. Finally, Torture is when someone intentionally hurts someone else very badly, usually to make them suffer or to get information.

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

1 in 207

In Caloundra West

1 in 90

In Queensland

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

Violent crimes against the person in Caloundra West vs QLD in Australia

Crimes Against the Person: Caloundra West vs Queensland

Caloundra West population: 7266

Queensland population: 5156138

CrimesTotal Criminal IncidentsQLD Total Criminal IncidentsCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)QLD Crime Rate (per 100,000 residents)
Other offences against the person4715655139
Homicide (Murder)04500.87
Other Homicide166141.3

It’s important to note that the crime rates for sexual offences are not included in the previously mentioned data for Caloundra West. Here is Sunshine Coast local government area (LGA) data for these offences that can be used as a benchmark for comparison.

CrimesTotal Criminal IncidentsQLD Total Criminal IncidentsCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)QLD Crime Rate (per 100,000 residents)
Rape and Attempted Rape19228245055
Other Sexual Offences36747719993
Sexual Offences (Total)5597595149147

Caloundra West Offences Against Property

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

  • Theft: It can be committed in various forms such as shoplifting, stealing from a person’s home, or taking a vehicle without permission. Other examples include stealing a bicycle, snatching a purse, or taking items from an unattended bag.
  • Unlawful entry (burglary): Aggravated and non-aggravated burglaries are examples of burglary. Aggravated burglary involves the use of weapons, threats, or violence during the break-in, while non-aggravated burglary does not involve such factors.
  • Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle: Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle is when someone uses/steals a car, a bicycle, or other vehicle without the owner’s permission or without legal authority. 
  • Arson: Arson is a criminal act of intentionally setting fire to a property, building, or forest (bushfire) without lawful or justifiable reason. 
  • Handling Stolen Goods: Handling Stolen Goods is a criminal offence that involves dealing with property that has been stolen. For instance, if someone buys a bike from a person they know stole it, they are committing the crime of Handling Stolen Goods. Similarly, if someone sells a stolen phone to someone else, they are also committing the crime. Even if someone receives a stolen item as a gift or in good faith, they can still be charged with the offence if they knew or ought to have known that the property was stolen.
  • Fraud: Fraud is a type of criminal activity that involves deceiving or misleading someone for personal gain. Examples of fraud include things like pretending to be someone else to access their bank account, selling fake products or services, or making false insurance claims.
  • Property damage: This refers to intentional or accidental harm caused to someone else’s property, such as vandalism, or graffiti.

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of Offences Against Property

1 in 37

In Caloundra West

1 in 20

In Queensland

Offences Against Property Comparison (Per 100,000 Residents)

Property offences in Caloundra West vs QLD

Against Property offences: Caloundra West vs Queensland, Australia

Caloundra West population: 7266

Queensland population: 5156138

CrimesTotal Criminal IncidentsQLD Total Criminal IncidentsCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)QLD Crime Rate (per 100,000 residents)
Other Theft (excl. Unlawful Entry)10912320115002389
Unlawful Entry2246783303907
Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle1118092151351
Handling Stolen Goods4515355100
Other Property Damage3537309482724

Other Offences

Other Offences is a group of crimes that covers many areas, including drugs, prostitution, gambling, and traffic. This includes drug crimes, prostitution, selling alcohol without permission, gambling and racing offences, breaking domestic violence protection orders, trespassing and vagrancy, weapon crimes, disorderly conduct, stock-related crimes, traffic violations, and other miscellaneous crimes.

Other Offences Comparison (Per 100,000 Residents)

Other offences in Caloundra West vs Queensland

Other Offences: Caloundra West vs Queensland

Here is a breakdown of some of the other offences that we mentioned before.

CrimesTotal Criminal IncidentsQLD Total Criminal IncidentsCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)QLD Crime Rate (per 100,000 residents)
Drug Offences6148217840935
Trespassing and Vagrancy5568069110
Liquor (excl. Drunkenness)02350046
Weapons Act Offences7625896121
Traffic and Related Offences5143253702839

Caloundra West Crimes per Square KM

Crimes per square km in Caloundra West vs Queensland

How many murders were in Caloundra West in 2022?

According to Queensland Police Service (QPS), there were 0 murders in Caloundra West in 2022. The number of other homicides (which includes attempted murder, murder conspiracy, and manslaughter) was 1.

What’s the most common crime in Caloundra West?

According to the latest available data from Queensland Police Service (QPS), the most common type of crime in Caloundra West is other theft (excl. unlawful entry).

What is the crime rate in Caloundra West?

The overall crime rate in Caloundra West, as measured by the number of reported offences per 100,000 population was 5051 in the year ending June 2022.

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 Caloundra West a safe place to live in?

Caloundra West is safer than 60% of suburbs across Australia and the crime rates are below average to the majority of suburbs in Australia. Compared to Queensland suburbs, Caloundra West is safer than 46% other suburbs in the state which are considered moderate safety scores in Queensland.

Is Caloundra West safe at night?

According to Queensland Government Statistician’s Office, 44% of crimes in Caloundra West occur between 6 PM and 6 AM so, it’s moderate safety to walk alone in Caloundra West at night.

Total Crime Stats of Caloundra West

Offence Divison Offence SubdivisonYear (2021)Year (2022)
Offences Against PropertyArson01
Offences Against the PersonAssault2230
Offences Against the PersonRobbery10
Offences Against the PersonHomicide (Murder)00
Offences Against the PersonOther Homicide01
Offences Against the PersonOther Offences Against the Person24
Offences Against PropertyFraud910
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Entry1622
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Use of Motor Vehicle1411
Offences Against PropertyHandling Stolen Goods74
Offences Against PropertyOther Theft (excl. Unlawful Entry)123109
Offences Against PropertyOther Property Damage2235
Other OffencesDrug Offences3661
Other OffencesGood Order Offences1313
Other OffencesWeapons Act Offences57
Other OffencesStock Related Offences00
Other OffencesTraffic and Related Offences2351
Other OffencesTrespassing and Vagrancy35
Other OffencesProstitution Offences00
Other OffencesGaming Racing & Betting Offences00
Other OffencesLiquor (excl. Drunkenness)00
Other OffencesMiscellaneous Offences33

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


  • Queensland Government Statistician’s Office
  • Queensland Police Service (QPS)

Greater Capital City Statistical Area

Greater Brisbane