According to Queensland Police Service (QPS), Cloncurry crime rate for the year ending June 2022 was 16530 incidents per 100,000 population. This represents a 32% increase from the previous year.

Cloncurry Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 20% of most Australia suburbs

Cloncurry Crime Map

Cloncurry crime map

Is Cloncurry Safe?

Cloncurry has low safety metrics. Crime rates in Cloncurry are considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia. Cloncurry is safer than 20% of all Australian suburbs and than 12% of Queensland suburbs. However, assault is a common offence in Cloncurry.

Cloncurry Crime Statistics at a Glance

Has Crime in Cloncurry 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 Cloncurry.

60-month trend of criminal incidents across Cloncurry
  • The number of criminal incidents recorded in the year 2022 was 524, up 32% from 398 incidents recorded in the same period last year.
  • Cloncurry is in the 12nd percentile for safety, meaning 88% of Queensland suburbs are safer than Cloncurry and 12% of suburbs are more dangerous than Cloncurry.
  • Street safety to walk at night: moderate safety.
  • Common crime: assault.
  • The number of assault offences recorded in 2022 increased by 42% (37 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 decreased by 30% (8 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of theft offences (excl. Unlawful Entry) recorded in 2022 increased by 39% (13 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • There were no robbery offences recorded during the years 2021 and 2022.
  • The number of unlawful use of motor vehicles (car theft) recorded in 2022 increased by 150% (3 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of vandalism offences (other property damage) recorded in 2022 increased by 53% (21 Incidents) compared to the previous year.

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Crime in Cloncurry: An In-Depth Analysis

According to AU Crime Rate’s analysis of the latest crime statistics from the Queensland Police Service (QPS), Cloncurry is ranked safer than 20% of the suburbs across Australia, regardless of population size. That means that Cloncurry crime rate is considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia.

In Queensland, only about 88% of suburbs have a lower crime rate than Cloncurry. As a result, Cloncurry has low scores in public safety metrics.

If you are a resident of Cloncurry, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 10 (based on the total crime rate of crimes against the person and property combined) while the Queensland average is 1 in 16.

Let’s take a closer look at Cloncurry’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 Cloncurry’s overall crime rate. So, are you curious to learn more about Cloncurry’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 against the person crime rate in Cloncurry is 4290 per one hundred thousand inhabitants while the Queensland average rate is 1097. So, one’s chances of becoming a victim of crimes against the person (violent crime) in Cloncurry is 1 in 22. The crimes against the person included in this analysis are homicide, assault, 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 Cloncurry, is 1 in 21. This is equal to a rate of 4479 per one hundred thousand residents compared to a rate of 4773 per 100,000 residents for Queensland state. It’s worth mentioning that the property crimes tracked here include arson, fraud, handling stolen goods, unlawful entry, unlawful use of motor vehicles, other theft, and other property damage.

Cloncurry Crime Rates by Offences Division

DivisionNumber of CrimesCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)
Crimes against the person1364290
Property and deception offences1424479
Other offences2467760

Cloncurry 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 22

In Cloncurry

1 in 90

In Queensland

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

Violent crimes against the person in Cloncurry vs QLD in Australia

Crimes Against the Person: Cloncurry vs Queensland

Cloncurry population: 3170

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 person117156347139
Homicide (Murder)04500.87
Other Homicide06601.3

It’s important to note that the crime rates for sexual offences are not included in the previously mentioned data for Cloncurry. Here is Cloncurry 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 Rape228246855
Other Sexual Offences5477117193
Sexual Offences (Total)77595240147

Cloncurry 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 21

In Cloncurry

1 in 20

In Queensland

Offences Against Property Comparison (Per 100,000 Residents)

Property offences in Cloncurry vs QLD

Against Property offences: Cloncurry vs Queensland, Australia

Cloncurry population: 3170

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)4612320114512389
Unlawful Entry1946783599907
Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle518092158351
Handling Stolen Goods2515363100
Other Property Damage61373091924724

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 Cloncurry vs Queensland

Other Offences: Cloncurry 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 Offences57482171798935
Trespassing and Vagrancy75680221110
Liquor (excl. Drunkenness)02350046
Weapons Act Offences86258252121
Traffic and Related Offences102432533218839

Cloncurry Crimes per Square KM

Crimes per square km in Cloncurry vs Queensland

How many murders were in Cloncurry in 2022?

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

What’s the most common crime in Cloncurry?

According to the latest available data from Queensland Police Service (QPS), the most common type of crime in Cloncurry is assault.

What is the crime rate in Cloncurry?

The overall crime rate in Cloncurry, as measured by the number of reported offences per 100,000 population was 16530 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 Cloncurry a safe place to live in?

Cloncurry is safer than 20% of suburbs across Australia and the crime rates are considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia. Compared to Queensland suburbs, Cloncurry is safer than 12% other suburbs in the state which are considered low safety scores in Queensland.

Is Cloncurry safe at night?

According to Queensland Government Statistician’s Office, 54% of crimes in Cloncurry occur between 6 PM and 6 AM so, it’s moderate safety to walk alone in Cloncurry at night.

Total Crime Stats of Cloncurry

Offence Divison Offence SubdivisonYear (2021)Year (2022)
Offences Against PropertyArson20
Offences Against the PersonAssault88125
Offences Against the PersonRobbery00
Offences Against the PersonHomicide (Murder)00
Offences Against the PersonOther Homicide00
Offences Against the PersonOther Offences Against the Person1111
Offences Against PropertyFraud59
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Entry2719
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Use of Motor Vehicle25
Offences Against PropertyHandling Stolen Goods22
Offences Against PropertyOther Theft (excl. Unlawful Entry)3346
Offences Against PropertyOther Property Damage4061
Other OffencesDrug Offences4057
Other OffencesGood Order Offences4970
Other OffencesWeapons Act Offences18
Other OffencesStock Related Offences00
Other OffencesTraffic and Related Offences84102
Other OffencesTrespassing and Vagrancy97
Other OffencesProstitution Offences00
Other OffencesGaming Racing & Betting Offences00
Other OffencesLiquor (excl. Drunkenness)40
Other OffencesMiscellaneous Offences12

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