According to Queensland Police Service (QPS), Nanango crime rate for the year ending June 2022 was 8331 incidents per 100,000 population. This represents a 16% decrease from the previous year.

Nanango Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 37% of most Australia suburbs

Nanango Crime Map

Nanango crime map

Is Nanango Safe?

Nanango has moderate safety metrics. Crime rates in Nanango are quite a bit higher than average regarding to most Australian suburbs. Nanango is safer than 37% of all Australian suburbs and than 28% of Queensland suburbs. However, drug offences is a common offence in Nanango.

Nanango Crime Statistics at a Glance

Has Crime in Nanango 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 Nanango.

60-month trend of criminal incidents across Nanango
  • The number of criminal incidents recorded in the year 2022 was 303, down 16% from 359 incidents recorded in the same period last year.
  • Nanango is in the 28th percentile for safety, meaning 72% of Queensland suburbs are safer than Nanango and 28% of suburbs are more dangerous than Nanango.
  • Street safety to walk at night: fairly safe.
  • Common crime: drug offences.
  • The number of assault offences recorded in 2022 increased by 40% (14 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 26% (6 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of theft offences (excl. Unlawful Entry) recorded in 2022 increased by 26% (11 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 80% (4 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of vandalism offences (other property damage) recorded in 2022 increased by 26% (8 Incidents) compared to the previous year.

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Crime in Nanango: An In-Depth Analysis

AU Crime Rate analyzed crime data from the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and found that crime rates in Nanango are quite a bit higher than average regarding to most Australian suburbs. In fact, it is considered safer than about 37% of suburbs in the country across all population sizes.

The crime rates in Nanango are higher than approximately 72% of other suburbs in Queensland. Consequently, the suburb has moderate scores for public safety.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime if you live here? It’s 1 in 19 based on the combined crime rate of offences against the person and property while the risk of becoming a victim of crime in Queensland is at 1 in 16.

Discovering the full picture of Nanango’s crime statistics is crucial, and delving into the details of its against the person and property crime data is the key. By doing so, we can uncover which type of crime is more prevalent, whether it be violent or property-related, and gain a deeper understanding of the crime rate in Nanango. So join us on this exploration, as we uncover the nature and extent of crime in this community.

Nanango crime rate for crimes against the person is 1430 per 100,000 inhabitants, whereas the Queensland average rate is 1097. This meant that the likelihood of becoming a victim of such crimes in Nanango was 1 in 69. The crimes against persons included in this analysis are homicide, assault, robbery, and other offences against the person.

According to our data, the likelihood of an individual becoming a victim of property crime in Nanango is 1 in 28, with a rate of 3464 incidents per 100,000 inhabitants. It is important to note that the average rate of property crime in Queensland is 4773 incidents per 100,000 residents. The property crimes included in this analysis consist of arson, fraud, handling stolen goods, unlawful entry, unlawful use of motor vehicles, other theft, and other property damage.

Nanango Crime Rates by Offences Division

DivisionNumber of CrimesCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)
Crimes against the person521430
Property and deception offences1263464
Other offences1253437

Nanango 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 69

In Nanango

1 in 90

In Queensland

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

Violent crimes against the person in Nanango vs QLD in Australia

Crimes Against the Person: Nanango vs Queensland

Nanango population: 3637

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 person3715682139
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 Nanango. Here is South Burnett 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 Rape2328246155
Other Sexual Offences45477113793
Sexual Offences (Total)687595198147

Nanango 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 28

In Nanango

1 in 20

In Queensland

Offences Against Property Comparison (Per 100,000 Residents)

Property offences in Nanango vs QLD

Against Property offences: Nanango vs Queensland, Australia

Nanango population: 3637

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)5412320114852389
Unlawful Entry1746783467907
Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle918092247351
Handling Stolen Goods051530100
Other Property Damage39373091072724

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 Nanango vs Queensland

Other Offences: Nanango 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 Offences64482171760935
Trespassing and Vagrancy65680165110
Liquor (excl. Drunkenness)323508246
Weapons Act Offences2625855121
Traffic and Related Offences1743253467839

Nanango Crimes per Square KM

Crimes per square km in Nanango vs Queensland

How many murders were in Nanango in 2022?

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

What’s the most common crime in Nanango?

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

What is the crime rate in Nanango?

The overall crime rate in Nanango, as measured by the number of reported offences per 100,000 population was 8331 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 Nanango a safe place to live in?

Nanango is safer than 37% of suburbs across Australia and the crime rates are quite a bit higher than average regarding to most Australian suburbs. Compared to Queensland suburbs, Nanango is safer than 28% other suburbs in the state which are considered moderate safety scores in Queensland.

Is Nanango safe at night?

According to Queensland Government Statistician’s Office, 38% of crimes in Nanango occur between 6 PM and 6 AM so, it’s fairly safe to walk alone in Nanango at night.

Total Crime Stats of Nanango

Offence Divison Offence SubdivisonYear (2021)Year (2022)
Offences Against PropertyArson20
Offences Against the PersonAssault3549
Offences Against the PersonRobbery00
Offences Against the PersonHomicide (Murder)00
Offences Against the PersonOther Homicide00
Offences Against the PersonOther Offences Against the Person93
Offences Against PropertyFraud87
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Entry2317
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Use of Motor Vehicle59
Offences Against PropertyHandling Stolen Goods70
Offences Against PropertyOther Theft (excl. Unlawful Entry)4354
Offences Against PropertyOther Property Damage3139
Other OffencesDrug Offences9764
Other OffencesGood Order Offences3430
Other OffencesWeapons Act Offences82
Other OffencesStock Related Offences01
Other OffencesTraffic and Related Offences4717
Other OffencesTrespassing and Vagrancy96
Other OffencesProstitution Offences00
Other OffencesGaming Racing & Betting Offences00
Other OffencesLiquor (excl. Drunkenness)03
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