According to Queensland Police Service (QPS), East Innisfail crime rate for the year ending June 2022 was 11578 incidents per 100,000 population. This represents a 21% increase from the previous year.

East Innisfail Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 23% of most Australia suburbs

East Innisfail Crime Map

East Innisfail crime map

Is East Innisfail Safe?

East Innisfail has low safety metrics. Crime rates in East Innisfail are quite a bit higher than average regarding to most Australian suburbs. East Innisfail is safer than 23% of all Australian suburbs and than 19% of Queensland suburbs. However, other theft (excl. unlawful entry) is a common offence in East Innisfail.

East Innisfail Crime Statistics at a Glance

Has Crime in East Innisfail 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 East Innisfail.

60-month trend of criminal incidents across East Innisfail
  • The number of criminal incidents recorded in the year 2022 was 201, up 21% from 166 incidents recorded in the same period last year.
  • East Innisfail is in the 19th percentile for safety, meaning 81% of Queensland suburbs are safer than East Innisfail and 19% of suburbs are more dangerous than East Innisfail.
  • 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 19% (6 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 55% (12 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of theft offences (excl. Unlawful Entry) recorded in 2022 increased by 91% (20 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 increased by 140% (7 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of vandalism offences (other property damage) recorded in 2022 increased by 47% (8 Incidents) compared to the previous year.

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Crime in East Innisfail: An In-Depth Analysis

According to AU Crime Rate’s analysis of the latest crime statistics from the Queensland Police Service (QPS), East Innisfail is ranked safer than 23% of the suburbs across Australia, regardless of population size. That means that East Innisfail crime rate is quite a bit higher than average regarding to most Australian suburbs.

In Queensland, only about 81% of suburbs have a lower crime rate than East Innisfail. As a result, East Innisfail has low scores in public safety metrics.

If you are a resident of East Innisfail, 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 East Innisfail’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 East Innisfail’s overall crime rate. So, are you curious to learn more about East Innisfail’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 East Innisfail is 2419 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 East Innisfail is 1 in 40. 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 East Innisfail, is 1 in 14. This is equal to a rate of 6567 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.

East Innisfail Crime Rates by Offences Division

DivisionNumber of CrimesCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)
Crimes against the person422419
Property and deception offences1146567
Other offences452592

East Innisfail 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 40

In East Innisfail

1 in 90

In Queensland

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

Violent crimes against the person in East Innisfail vs QLD in Australia

Crimes Against the Person: East Innisfail vs Queensland

East Innisfail population: 1736

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 person47156230139
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 East Innisfail. Here is Cassowary 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 Rape2828248255
Other Sexual Offences52477113293
Sexual Offences (Total)807595214147

East Innisfail 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 14

In East Innisfail

1 in 20

In Queensland

Offences Against Property Comparison (Per 100,000 Residents)

Property offences in East Innisfail vs QLD

Against Property offences: East Innisfail vs Queensland, Australia

East Innisfail population: 1736

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)4212320124192389
Unlawful Entry34467831959907
Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle1218092691351
Handling Stolen Goods1515358100
Other Property Damage25373091440724

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 East Innisfail vs Queensland

Other Offences: East Innisfail 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 Offences1148217634935
Trespassing and Vagrancy75680403110
Liquor (excl. Drunkenness)02350046
Weapons Act Offences26258115121
Traffic and Related Offences1443253806839

East Innisfail Crimes per Square KM

Crimes per square km in East Innisfail vs Queensland

How many murders were in East Innisfail in 2022?

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

What’s the most common crime in East Innisfail?

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

What is the crime rate in East Innisfail?

The overall crime rate in East Innisfail, as measured by the number of reported offences per 100,000 population was 11578 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 East Innisfail a safe place to live in?

East Innisfail is safer than 23% of suburbs across Australia and the crime rates are quite a bit higher than average regarding to most Australian suburbs. Compared to Queensland suburbs, East Innisfail is safer than 19% other suburbs in the state which are considered low safety scores in Queensland.

Is East Innisfail safe at night?

According to Queensland Government Statistician’s Office, 53% of crimes in East Innisfail occur between 6 PM and 6 AM so, it’s moderate safety to walk alone in East Innisfail at night.

Total Crime Stats of East Innisfail

Offence Divison Offence SubdivisonYear (2021)Year (2022)
Offences Against PropertyArson00
Offences Against the PersonAssault3238
Offences Against the PersonRobbery10
Offences Against the PersonHomicide (Murder)00
Offences Against the PersonOther Homicide00
Offences Against the PersonOther Offences Against the Person64
Offences Against PropertyFraud00
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Entry2234
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Use of Motor Vehicle512
Offences Against PropertyHandling Stolen Goods01
Offences Against PropertyOther Theft (excl. Unlawful Entry)2242
Offences Against PropertyOther Property Damage1725
Other OffencesDrug Offences1611
Other OffencesGood Order Offences188
Other OffencesWeapons Act Offences22
Other OffencesStock Related Offences00
Other OffencesTraffic and Related Offences1914
Other OffencesTrespassing and Vagrancy57
Other OffencesProstitution Offences00
Other OffencesGaming Racing & Betting Offences00
Other OffencesLiquor (excl. Drunkenness)00
Other OffencesMiscellaneous Offences13

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