According to Queensland Police Service (QPS), Longreach crime rate for the year ending June 2022 was 13171 incidents per 100,000 population. This represents a 0% decrease from the previous year.

Longreach Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 34% of most Australia suburbs

Longreach Crime Map

Longreach crime map

Is Longreach Safe?

Longreach has low safety metrics. Crime rates in Longreach are quite a bit higher than average regarding to most Australian suburbs. Longreach is safer than 34% of all Australian suburbs and than 16% of Queensland suburbs. However, traffic and related offences is a common offence in Longreach.

Longreach Crime Statistics at a Glance

Has Crime in Longreach 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 Longreach.

60-month trend of criminal incidents across Longreach
  • The number of criminal incidents recorded in the year 2022 was 410, down 0% from 412 incidents recorded in the same period last year.
  • Longreach is in the 16th percentile for safety, meaning 85% of Queensland suburbs are safer than Longreach and 16% of suburbs are more dangerous than Longreach.
  • Street safety to walk at night: moderate safety.
  • Common crime: traffic and related offences.
  • The number of assault offences recorded in 2022 increased by 5% (2 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 25% (2 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of theft offences (excl. Unlawful Entry) recorded in 2022 decreased by 29% (11 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 50% (1 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of vandalism offences (other property damage) recorded in 2022 decreased by 13% (5 Incidents) compared to the previous year.

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Crime in Longreach: An In-Depth Analysis

AU Crime Rate’s analysis of recent crime data from the Queensland Police Service (QPS) reveals that Longreach’s crime rate is quite a bit higher than average regarding to most Australian suburbs, as it is ranked safer than only 34% of suburbs across the country, irrespective of population size.

Approximately 85% of Queensland suburbs have a lower crime rate compared to Longreach. Therefore, Longreach’s public safety metrics are generally considered low.

How risky is that? Living in Longreach comes with a statistical risk of 1 in 22 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 Longreach’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 Longreach.

AU Crime Rate’s analysis of Longreach crime statistics shows that there are 1767 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 Longreach are 1 in 56.

Our analysis indicates that if you reside in Longreach, 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 39, equivalent to a rate of 2473 per 100,000 residents. As a reference, the property crime rate for every 100,000 residents in Queensland is 4773.

Longreach Crime Rates by Offences Division

DivisionNumber of CrimesCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)
Crimes against the person551767
Property and deception offences772473
Other offences2788930

Longreach 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 56

In Longreach

1 in 90

In Queensland

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

Violent crimes against the person in Longreach vs QLD in Australia

Crimes Against the Person: Longreach vs Queensland

Longreach population: 3113

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 person97156289139
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 Longreach. Here is Longreach 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 Rape428249155
Other Sexual Offences147713093
Sexual Offences (Total)57595122147

Longreach 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 39

In Longreach

1 in 20

In Queensland

Offences Against Property Comparison (Per 100,000 Residents)

Property offences in Longreach vs QLD

Against Property offences: Longreach vs Queensland, Australia

Longreach population: 3113

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)271232018672389
Unlawful Entry1046783321907
Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle31809296351
Handling Stolen Goods1515332100
Other Property Damage34373091092724

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 Longreach vs Queensland

Other Offences: Longreach 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 Offences83482172666935
Trespassing and Vagrancy65680193110
Liquor (excl. Drunkenness)4235012846
Weapons Act Offences76258225121
Traffic and Related Offences120432533855839

Longreach Crimes per Square KM

Crimes per square km in Longreach vs Queensland

How many murders were in Longreach in 2022?

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

What’s the most common crime in Longreach?

According to the latest available data from Queensland Police Service (QPS), the most common type of crime in Longreach is traffic and related offences.

What is the crime rate in Longreach?

The overall crime rate in Longreach, as measured by the number of reported offences per 100,000 population was 13171 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 Longreach a safe place to live in?

Longreach is safer than 34% of suburbs across Australia and the crime rates are quite a bit higher than average regarding to most Australian suburbs. Compared to Queensland suburbs, Longreach is safer than 16% other suburbs in the state which are considered low safety scores in Queensland.

Is Longreach safe at night?

According to Queensland Government Statistician’s Office, 48% of crimes in Longreach occur between 6 PM and 6 AM so, it’s moderate safety to walk alone in Longreach at night.

Total Crime Stats of Longreach

Offence Divison Offence SubdivisonYear (2021)Year (2022)
Offences Against PropertyArson10
Offences Against the PersonAssault4446
Offences Against the PersonRobbery10
Offences Against the PersonHomicide (Murder)00
Offences Against the PersonOther Homicide00
Offences Against the PersonOther Offences Against the Person69
Offences Against PropertyFraud102
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Entry810
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Use of Motor Vehicle23
Offences Against PropertyHandling Stolen Goods21
Offences Against PropertyOther Theft (excl. Unlawful Entry)3827
Offences Against PropertyOther Property Damage3934
Other OffencesDrug Offences7083
Other OffencesGood Order Offences3455
Other OffencesWeapons Act Offences107
Other OffencesStock Related Offences10
Other OffencesTraffic and Related Offences117120
Other OffencesTrespassing and Vagrancy206
Other OffencesProstitution Offences00
Other OffencesGaming Racing & Betting Offences00
Other OffencesLiquor (excl. Drunkenness)74
Other OffencesMiscellaneous Offences23

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)

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