According to Queensland Police Service (QPS), Pialba crime rate for the year ending June 2022 was 28682 incidents per 100,000 population. This represents a zero change from the previous year.

Pialba Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 2% of most Australia suburbs

Pialba Crime Map

Pialba crime map

Is Pialba Safe?

Pialba has low safety metrics. Crime rates in Pialba are considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia. Pialba is safer than 2% of all Australian suburbs and than 5% of Queensland suburbs. However, other theft (excl. unlawful entry) is a common offence in Pialba.

Pialba Crime Statistics at a Glance

Has Crime in Pialba 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 Pialba.

60-month trend of criminal incidents across Pialba
  • There was no change in the number of criminal incidents recorded during the years 2021 and 2022.
  • Pialba is in the 5th percentile for safety, meaning 95% of Queensland suburbs are safer than Pialba and 5% of suburbs are more dangerous than Pialba.
  • Street safety to walk at night: fairly safe.
  • Common crime: other theft (excl. unlawful entry).
  • The number of assault offences recorded in 2022 decreased by 4% (4 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 7% (9 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of theft offences (excl. Unlawful Entry) recorded in 2022 increased by 10% (35 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of robbery offences recorded in 2022 increased by 100% (6 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of unlawful use of motor vehicles (car theft) recorded in 2022 increased by 36% (8 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of vandalism offences (other property damage) recorded in 2022 increased by 17% (15 Incidents) compared to the previous year.

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Crime in Pialba: An In-Depth Analysis

Based on the latest crime statistics from the Queensland Police Service (QPS), AU Crime Rate’s analysis indicates that Pialba is safer than only 2% of all suburbs across the nation, regardless of population size. This implies that Pialba’s crime rate is considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia.

How does Pialba perform compared to other suburbs of all population sizes in Queensland? The crime rate in Pialba is greater than that of roughly 95% of other suburbs in Queensland, leading to low public safety scores.

As a resident of Pialba, the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 3 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 Pialba’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 Pialba. By doing so, we can gain a more in-depth insight into the nature and extent of crime in Pialba.

AU Crime Rate’s analysis has uncovered that the rate of crimes against the person in Pialba is 2873 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 34 if you reside in Pialba.

Our data reveal that the odds of becoming a victim of property crime in Pialba are 1 in 5, with a rate of 17817 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.

Pialba Crime Rates by Offences Division

DivisionNumber of CrimesCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)
Crimes against the person1192873
Property and deception offences73817817
Other offences3317991

Pialba 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 34

In Pialba

1 in 90

In Queensland

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

Violent crimes against the person in Pialba vs QLD in Australia

Crimes Against the Person: Pialba vs Queensland

Pialba population: 4142

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 person157156362139
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 Pialba. Here is Fraser 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 Rape8728247355
Other Sexual Offences134477110993
Sexual Offences (Total)2217595182147

Pialba 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 5

In Pialba

1 in 20

In Queensland

Offences Against Property Comparison (Per 100,000 Residents)

Property offences in Pialba vs QLD

Against Property offences: Pialba vs Queensland, Australia

Pialba population: 4142

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)39812320196092389
Unlawful Entry117467832825907
Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle3018092724351
Handling Stolen Goods265153628100
Other Property Damage101373092438724

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 Pialba vs Queensland

Other Offences: Pialba 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 Offences68482171642935
Trespassing and Vagrancy115680266110
Liquor (excl. Drunkenness)123502446
Weapons Act Offences236258555121
Traffic and Related Offences127432533066839

Pialba Crimes per Square KM

Crimes per square km in Pialba vs Queensland

How many murders were in Pialba in 2022?

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

What’s the most common crime in Pialba?

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

What is the crime rate in Pialba?

The overall crime rate in Pialba, as measured by the number of reported offences per 100,000 population was 28682 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 Pialba a safe place to live in?

Pialba is safer than 2% of suburbs across Australia and the crime rates are considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia. Compared to Queensland suburbs, Pialba is safer than 5% other suburbs in the state which are considered low safety scores in Queensland.

Is Pialba safe at night?

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

Total Crime Stats of Pialba

Offence Divison Offence SubdivisonYear (2021)Year (2022)
Offences Against PropertyArson34
Offences Against the PersonAssault9692
Offences Against the PersonRobbery612
Offences Against the PersonHomicide (Murder)00
Offences Against the PersonOther Homicide00
Offences Against the PersonOther Offences Against the Person715
Offences Against PropertyFraud7462
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Entry126117
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Use of Motor Vehicle2230
Offences Against PropertyHandling Stolen Goods1626
Offences Against PropertyOther Theft (excl. Unlawful Entry)363398
Offences Against PropertyOther Property Damage86101
Other OffencesDrug Offences12168
Other OffencesGood Order Offences9999
Other OffencesWeapons Act Offences2123
Other OffencesStock Related Offences00
Other OffencesTraffic and Related Offences130127
Other OffencesTrespassing and Vagrancy1411
Other OffencesProstitution Offences00
Other OffencesGaming Racing & Betting Offences00
Other OffencesLiquor (excl. Drunkenness)01
Other OffencesMiscellaneous Offences42

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