According to Queensland Police Service (QPS), Mooroobool crime rate for the year ending June 2022 was 12714 incidents per 100,000 population. This represents a 16% increase from the previous year.

Mooroobool Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 15% of most Australia suburbs

Mooroobool Crime Map

Mooroobool crime map

Is Mooroobool Safe?

Mooroobool has low safety metrics. Crime rates in Mooroobool are considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia. Mooroobool is safer than 15% of all Australian suburbs and than 16% of Queensland suburbs. However, unlawful entry is a common offence in Mooroobool.

Mooroobool Crime Statistics at a Glance

Has Crime in Mooroobool 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 Mooroobool.

60-month trend of criminal incidents across Mooroobool
  • The number of criminal incidents recorded in the year 2022 was 908, up 16% from 781 incidents recorded in the same period last year.
  • Mooroobool is in the 16th percentile for safety, meaning 84% of Queensland suburbs are safer than Mooroobool and 16% of suburbs are more dangerous than Mooroobool.
  • Street safety to walk at night: moderate safety.
  • Common crime: unlawful entry.
  • The number of assault offences recorded in 2022 increased by 31% (35 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 30% (52 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of theft offences (excl. Unlawful Entry) recorded in 2022 increased by 33% (41 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of robbery offences recorded in 2022 increased by 17% (1 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of unlawful use of motor vehicles (car theft) recorded in 2022 increased by 55% (21 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of vandalism offences (other property damage) recorded in 2022 increased by 20% (16 Incidents) compared to the previous year.

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Crime in Mooroobool: An In-Depth Analysis

Based on the latest crime statistics from the Queensland Police Service (QPS), AU Crime Rate’s analysis indicates that Mooroobool is safer than only 15% of all suburbs across the nation, regardless of population size. This implies that Mooroobool’s crime rate is considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia.

How does Mooroobool perform compared to other suburbs of all population sizes in Queensland? The crime rate in Mooroobool is greater than that of roughly 84% of other suburbs in Queensland, leading to low public safety scores.

As a resident of Mooroobool, the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 8 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 Mooroobool’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 Mooroobool. By doing so, we can gain a more in-depth insight into the nature and extent of crime in Mooroobool.

AU Crime Rate’s analysis has uncovered that the rate of crimes against the person in Mooroobool is 2352 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 42 if you reside in Mooroobool.

Our data reveal that the odds of becoming a victim of property crime in Mooroobool are 1 in 12, with a rate of 7939 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.

Mooroobool Crime Rates by Offences Division

DivisionNumber of CrimesCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)
Crimes against the person1682352
Property and deception offences5677939
Other offences1732422

Mooroobool 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 42

In Mooroobool

1 in 90

In Queensland

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

Violent crimes against the person in Mooroobool vs QLD in Australia

Crimes Against the Person: Mooroobool vs Queensland

Mooroobool population: 7142

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 person137156182139
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 Mooroobool. Here is Cairns 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 Rape13428247355
Other Sexual Offences361477119893
Sexual Offences (Total)4957595271147

Mooroobool 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 12

In Mooroobool

1 in 20

In Queensland

Offences Against Property Comparison (Per 100,000 Residents)

Property offences in Mooroobool vs QLD

Against Property offences: Mooroobool vs Queensland, Australia

Mooroobool population: 7142

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)16412320122962389
Unlawful Entry224467833136907
Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle5918092826351
Handling Stolen Goods155153210100
Other Property Damage98373091372724

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 Mooroobool vs Queensland

Other Offences: Mooroobool 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 Offences5348217742935
Trespassing and Vagrancy175680238110
Liquor (excl. Drunkenness)02350046
Weapons Act Offences4625856121
Traffic and Related Offences5443253756839

Mooroobool Crimes per Square KM

Crimes per square km in Mooroobool vs Queensland

How many murders were in Mooroobool in 2022?

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

What’s the most common crime in Mooroobool?

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

What is the crime rate in Mooroobool?

The overall crime rate in Mooroobool, as measured by the number of reported offences per 100,000 population was 12714 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 Mooroobool a safe place to live in?

Mooroobool is safer than 15% of suburbs across Australia and the crime rates are considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia. Compared to Queensland suburbs, Mooroobool is safer than 16% other suburbs in the state which are considered low safety scores in Queensland.

Is Mooroobool safe at night?

According to Queensland Government Statistician’s Office, 58% of crimes in Mooroobool occur between 6 PM and 6 AM so, it’s moderate safety to walk alone in Mooroobool at night.

Total Crime Stats of Mooroobool

Offence Divison Offence SubdivisonYear (2021)Year (2022)
Offences Against PropertyArson04
Offences Against the PersonAssault113148
Offences Against the PersonRobbery67
Offences Against the PersonHomicide (Murder)00
Offences Against the PersonOther Homicide00
Offences Against the PersonOther Offences Against the Person513
Offences Against PropertyFraud93
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Entry172224
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Use of Motor Vehicle3859
Offences Against PropertyHandling Stolen Goods1015
Offences Against PropertyOther Theft (excl. Unlawful Entry)123164
Offences Against PropertyOther Property Damage8298
Other OffencesDrug Offences6653
Other OffencesGood Order Offences3338
Other OffencesWeapons Act Offences144
Other OffencesStock Related Offences00
Other OffencesTraffic and Related Offences9954
Other OffencesTrespassing and Vagrancy817
Other OffencesProstitution Offences10
Other OffencesGaming Racing & Betting Offences00
Other OffencesLiquor (excl. Drunkenness)00
Other OffencesMiscellaneous Offences27

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