According to Queensland Police Service (QPS), Rockhampton City crime rate for the year ending June 2022 was 112635 incidents per 100,000 population. This represents a 5% increase from the previous year.

Rockhampton City Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 0% of most Australia suburbs

Rockhampton City Crime Map

Rockhampton City crime map

Is Rockhampton City Safe?

Rockhampton City has low safety metrics. Crime rates in Rockhampton City are considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia. Rockhampton City is safer than 0% of all Australian suburbs and than 1% of Queensland suburbs. However, other theft (excl. unlawful entry) is a common offence in Rockhampton City.

Rockhampton City Crime Statistics at a Glance

Has Crime in Rockhampton City 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 Rockhampton City.

60-month trend of criminal incidents across Rockhampton City
  • The number of criminal incidents recorded in the year 2022 was 2291, up 5% from 2177 incidents recorded in the same period last year.
  • Rockhampton City is in the 1st percentile for safety, meaning 99% of Queensland suburbs are safer than Rockhampton City and 1% of suburbs are more dangerous than Rockhampton City.
  • 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 11% (22 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 79% (55 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of theft offences (excl. Unlawful Entry) recorded in 2022 increased by 38% (173 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of robbery offences recorded in 2022 increased by 20% (2 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of unlawful use of motor vehicles (car theft) recorded in 2022 increased by 41% (14 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of vandalism offences (other property damage) recorded in 2022 increased by 33% (36 Incidents) compared to the previous year.

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Crime in Rockhampton City: An In-Depth Analysis

AU Crime Rate’s analysis of recent crime data from the Queensland Police Service (QPS) reveals that Rockhampton City’s crime rate is considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia, as it is ranked safer than only 0% of suburbs across the country, irrespective of population size.

Approximately 99% of Queensland suburbs have a lower crime rate compared to Rockhampton City. Therefore, Rockhampton City’s public safety metrics are generally considered low.

How risky is that? Living in Rockhampton City comes with a statistical risk of 0 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 Rockhampton City’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 Rockhampton City.

AU Crime Rate’s analysis of Rockhampton City crime statistics shows that there are 12537 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 Rockhampton City are 1 in 7.

Our analysis indicates that if you reside in Rockhampton City, 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 0, equivalent to a rate of 53392 per 100,000 residents. As a reference, the property crime rate for every 100,000 residents in Queensland is 4773.

Rockhampton City Crime Rates by Offences Division

DivisionNumber of CrimesCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)
Crimes against the person25512537
Property and deception offences108653392
Other offences95046706

Rockhampton City 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 7

In Rockhampton City

1 in 90

In Queensland

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

Violent crimes against the person in Rockhampton City vs QLD in Australia

Crimes Against the Person: Rockhampton City vs Queensland

Rockhampton City population: 2034

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 person2771561327139
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 Rockhampton City. 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

Rockhampton City 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


In Rockhampton City

1 in 20

In Queensland

Offences Against Property Comparison (Per 100,000 Residents)

Property offences in Rockhampton City vs QLD

Against Property offences: Rockhampton City vs Queensland, Australia

Rockhampton City population: 2034

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)631123201310232389
Unlawful Entry125467836146907
Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle48180922360351
Handling Stolen Goods2851531377100
Other Property Damage146373097178724

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 Rockhampton City vs Queensland

Other Offences: Rockhampton City 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 Offences2174821710669935
Trespassing and Vagrancy115680541110
Liquor (excl. Drunkenness)9235044246
Weapons Act Offences3962581917121
Traffic and Related Offences137432536735839

Rockhampton City Crimes per Square KM

Crimes per square km in Rockhampton City vs Queensland

How many murders were in Rockhampton City in 2022?

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

What’s the most common crime in Rockhampton City?

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

What is the crime rate in Rockhampton City?

The overall crime rate in Rockhampton City, as measured by the number of reported offences per 100,000 population was 112635 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 Rockhampton City a safe place to live in?

Rockhampton City is safer than 0% of suburbs across Australia and the crime rates are considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia. Compared to Queensland suburbs, Rockhampton City is safer than 1% other suburbs in the state which are considered low safety scores in Queensland.

Is Rockhampton City safe at night?

According to Queensland Government Statistician’s Office, 56% of crimes in Rockhampton City occur between 6 PM and 6 AM so, it’s moderate safety to walk alone in Rockhampton City at night.

Total Crime Stats of Rockhampton City

Offence Divison Offence SubdivisonYear (2021)Year (2022)
Offences Against PropertyArson53
Offences Against the PersonAssault194216
Offences Against the PersonRobbery1012
Offences Against the PersonHomicide (Murder)00
Offences Against the PersonOther Homicide00
Offences Against the PersonOther Offences Against the Person2127
Offences Against PropertyFraud90105
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Entry70125
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Use of Motor Vehicle3448
Offences Against PropertyHandling Stolen Goods1828
Offences Against PropertyOther Theft (excl. Unlawful Entry)458631
Offences Against PropertyOther Property Damage110146
Other OffencesDrug Offences242217
Other OffencesGood Order Offences635517
Other OffencesWeapons Act Offences3839
Other OffencesStock Related Offences00
Other OffencesTraffic and Related Offences189137
Other OffencesTrespassing and Vagrancy1411
Other OffencesProstitution Offences00
Other OffencesGaming Racing & Betting Offences00
Other OffencesLiquor (excl. Drunkenness)149
Other OffencesMiscellaneous Offences3520

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