According to Queensland Police Service (QPS), Koongal crime rate for the year ending June 2022 was 10280 incidents per 100,000 population. This represents a 8% increase from the previous year.

Koongal Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 27% of most Australia suburbs

Koongal Crime Map

Koongal crime map

Is Koongal Safe?

Koongal has low safety metrics. Crime rates in Koongal are quite a bit higher than average regarding to most Australian suburbs. Koongal is safer than 27% of all Australian suburbs and than 22% of Queensland suburbs. However, other theft (excl. unlawful entry) is a common offence in Koongal.

Koongal Crime Statistics at a Glance

Has Crime in Koongal 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 Koongal.

60-month trend of criminal incidents across Koongal
  • The number of criminal incidents recorded in the year 2022 was 437, up 8% from 404 incidents recorded in the same period last year.
  • Koongal is in the 22nd percentile for safety, meaning 78% of Queensland suburbs are safer than Koongal and 22% of suburbs are more dangerous than Koongal.
  • 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 77% (33 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 20% (9 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of theft offences (excl. Unlawful Entry) recorded in 2022 increased by 26% (19 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of robbery offences recorded in 2022 increased by 67% (2 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of unlawful use of motor vehicles (car theft) recorded in 2022 increased by 73% (11 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of vandalism offences (other property damage) recorded in 2022 increased by 45% (15 Incidents) compared to the previous year.

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Crime in Koongal: An In-Depth Analysis

Based on the latest crime statistics from the Queensland Police Service (QPS), AU Crime Rate’s analysis indicates that Koongal is safer than only 27% of all suburbs across the nation, regardless of population size. This implies that Koongal’s crime rate is quite a bit higher than average regarding to most Australian suburbs.

How does Koongal perform compared to other suburbs of all population sizes in Queensland? The crime rate in Koongal is greater than that of roughly 78% of other suburbs in Queensland, leading to low public safety scores.

As a resident of Koongal, the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 13 based on the combined crime rate of offences against the person and property. This is in contrast to the Queensland average, where the chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 16.

To get a more comprehensive understanding of Koongal’s crime statistics, it is essential to take a closer look at its against the person and property crime data. This examination is particularly critical because it enables us to determine whether violent crime, property crime, or both are the primary contributors to the total crime rate in Koongal. By doing so, we can gain a more in-depth insight into the nature and extent of crime in Koongal.

AU Crime Rate’s analysis has uncovered that the rate of crimes against the person in Koongal is 2070 per one hundred thousand inhabitants. By contrast, the statewide average for such crimes stands at 1097. This suggests that experiencing serious offences like homicide, assault, robbery and other offences against the person is 1 in 47 if you reside in Koongal.

Our data reveal that the odds of becoming a victim of property crime in Koongal are 1 in 19, with a rate of 5058 incidents per 100,000 residents. Keep in mind that the Queensland average is 4773 incidents per 100,000 residents. The types of property crimes tracked in this analysis include arson, fraud, handling stolen goods, unlawful entry, unlawful use of motor vehicles, other theft, and other property damage.

Koongal Crime Rates by Offences Division

DivisionNumber of CrimesCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)
Crimes against the person882070
Property and deception offences2155058
Other offences1343152

Koongal 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 47

In Koongal

1 in 90

In Queensland

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

Violent crimes against the person in Koongal vs QLD in Australia

Crimes Against the Person: Koongal vs Queensland

Koongal population: 4251

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 person77156165139
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 Koongal. Here is Rockhampton 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 Rape89282410255
Other Sexual Offences140477115393
Sexual Offences (Total)2297595255147

Koongal 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 19

In Koongal

1 in 20

In Queensland

Offences Against Property Comparison (Per 100,000 Residents)

Property offences in Koongal vs QLD

Against Property offences: Koongal vs Queensland, Australia

Koongal population: 4251

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)9212320121642389
Unlawful Entry3546783823907
Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle2618092612351
Handling Stolen Goods4515394100
Other Property Damage48373091129724

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 Koongal vs Queensland

Other Offences: Koongal 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 Offences61482171435935
Trespassing and Vagrancy3568071110
Liquor (excl. Drunkenness)02350046
Weapons Act Offences56258118121
Traffic and Related Offences2643253612839

Koongal Crimes per Square KM

Crimes per square km in Koongal vs Queensland

How many murders were in Koongal in 2022?

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

What’s the most common crime in Koongal?

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

What is the crime rate in Koongal?

The overall crime rate in Koongal, as measured by the number of reported offences per 100,000 population was 10280 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 Koongal a safe place to live in?

Koongal is safer than 27% of suburbs across Australia and the crime rates are quite a bit higher than average regarding to most Australian suburbs. Compared to Queensland suburbs, Koongal is safer than 22% other suburbs in the state which are considered low safety scores in Queensland.

Is Koongal safe at night?

According to Queensland Government Statistician’s Office, 51% of crimes in Koongal occur between 6 PM and 6 AM so, it’s moderate safety to walk alone in Koongal at night.

Total Crime Stats of Koongal

Offence Divison Offence SubdivisonYear (2021)Year (2022)
Offences Against PropertyArson43
Offences Against the PersonAssault4376
Offences Against the PersonRobbery35
Offences Against the PersonHomicide (Murder)00
Offences Against the PersonOther Homicide00
Offences Against the PersonOther Offences Against the Person97
Offences Against PropertyFraud87
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Entry4435
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Use of Motor Vehicle1526
Offences Against PropertyHandling Stolen Goods64
Offences Against PropertyOther Theft (excl. Unlawful Entry)7392
Offences Against PropertyOther Property Damage3348
Other OffencesDrug Offences8061
Other OffencesGood Order Offences3430
Other OffencesWeapons Act Offences125
Other OffencesStock Related Offences00
Other OffencesTraffic and Related Offences3626
Other OffencesTrespassing and Vagrancy33
Other OffencesProstitution Offences00
Other OffencesGaming Racing & Betting Offences00
Other OffencesLiquor (excl. Drunkenness)00
Other OffencesMiscellaneous Offences19

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