According to Queensland Police Service (QPS), Russell Island crime rate for the year ending June 2022 was 7309 incidents per 100,000 population. This represents a 17% decrease from the previous year.

Russell Island Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 40% of most Australia suburbs

Russell Island Crime Map

Russell Island crime map

Is Russell Island Safe?

Russell Island has moderate safety metrics. Crime rates in Russell Island are quite a bit higher than average regarding to most Australian suburbs. Russell Island is safer than 40% of all Australian suburbs and than 32% of Queensland suburbs. However, other theft (excl. unlawful entry) is a common offence in Russell Island.

Russell Island Crime Statistics at a Glance

Has Crime in Russell Island 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 Russell Island.

60-month trend of criminal incidents across Russell Island
  • The number of criminal incidents recorded in the year 2022 was 270, down 17% from 324 incidents recorded in the same period last year.
  • Russell Island is in the 32nd percentile for safety, meaning 68% of Queensland suburbs are safer than Russell Island and 32% of suburbs are more dangerous than Russell Island.
  • Street safety to walk at night: fairly safe.
  • Common crime: other theft (excl. unlawful entry).
  • The number of assault offences recorded in 2022 increased by 19% (5 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 7% (1 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of theft offences (excl. Unlawful Entry) recorded in 2022 increased by 51% (23 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • There was no change in the number of robbery offences recorded during the years 2021 and 2022.
  • The number of unlawful use of motor vehicles (car theft) recorded in 2022 increased by 75% (3 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of vandalism offences (other property damage) recorded in 2022 increased by 25% (7 Incidents) compared to the previous year.

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Crime in Russell Island: An In-Depth Analysis

Based on the latest crime statistics from the Queensland Police Service (QPS), AU Crime Rate’s analysis indicates that Russell Island is safer than only 40% of all suburbs across the nation, regardless of population size. This implies that Russell Island’s crime rate is quite a bit higher than average regarding to most Australian suburbs.

How does Russell Island perform compared to other suburbs of all population sizes in Queensland? The crime rate in Russell Island is greater than that of roughly 68% of other suburbs in Queensland, leading to moderate public safety scores.

As a resident of Russell Island, the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 19 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 Russell Island’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 Russell Island. By doing so, we can gain a more in-depth insight into the nature and extent of crime in Russell Island.

AU Crime Rate’s analysis has uncovered that the rate of crimes against the person in Russell Island is 1110 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 89 if you reside in Russell Island.

Our data reveal that the odds of becoming a victim of property crime in Russell Island are 1 in 26, with a rate of 3709 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.

Russell Island Crime Rates by Offences Division

DivisionNumber of CrimesCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)
Crimes against the person411110
Property and deception offences1373709
Other offences922491

Russell Island 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 89

In Russell Island

1 in 90

In Queensland

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

Violent crimes against the person in Russell Island vs QLD in Australia

Crimes Against the Person: Russell Island vs Queensland

Russell Island population: 3694

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 person97156244139
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 Russell Island. Here is Redland 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 Rape5228242855
Other Sexual Offences9047715393
Sexual Offences (Total)142759581147

Russell Island 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 26

In Russell Island

1 in 20

In Queensland

Offences Against Property Comparison (Per 100,000 Residents)

Property offences in Russell Island vs QLD

Against Property offences: Russell Island vs Queensland, Australia

Russell Island population: 3694

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)6812320118412389
Unlawful Entry1546783406907
Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle718092189351
Handling Stolen Goods2515354100
Other Property Damage3537309947724

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 Russell Island vs Queensland

Other Offences: Russell Island 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 Offences37482171002935
Trespassing and Vagrancy45680108110
Liquor (excl. Drunkenness)02350046
Weapons Act Offences46258108121
Traffic and Related Offences2243253596839

Russell Island Crimes per Square KM

Crimes per square km in Russell Island vs Queensland

How many murders were in Russell Island in 2022?

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

What’s the most common crime in Russell Island?

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

What is the crime rate in Russell Island?

The overall crime rate in Russell Island, as measured by the number of reported offences per 100,000 population was 7309 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 Russell Island a safe place to live in?

Russell Island is safer than 40% of suburbs across Australia and the crime rates are quite a bit higher than average regarding to most Australian suburbs. Compared to Queensland suburbs, Russell Island is safer than 32% other suburbs in the state which are considered moderate safety scores in Queensland.

Is Russell Island safe at night?

According to Queensland Government Statistician’s Office, 36% of crimes in Russell Island occur between 6 PM and 6 AM so, it’s fairly safe to walk alone in Russell Island at night.

Total Crime Stats of Russell Island

Offence Divison Offence SubdivisonYear (2021)Year (2022)
Offences Against PropertyArson32
Offences Against the PersonAssault2631
Offences Against the PersonRobbery11
Offences Against the PersonHomicide (Murder)00
Offences Against the PersonOther Homicide00
Offences Against the PersonOther Offences Against the Person149
Offences Against PropertyFraud138
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Entry1415
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Use of Motor Vehicle47
Offences Against PropertyHandling Stolen Goods82
Offences Against PropertyOther Theft (excl. Unlawful Entry)4568
Offences Against PropertyOther Property Damage2835
Other OffencesDrug Offences6637
Other OffencesGood Order Offences1724
Other OffencesWeapons Act Offences124
Other OffencesStock Related Offences00
Other OffencesTraffic and Related Offences6722
Other OffencesTrespassing and Vagrancy44
Other OffencesProstitution Offences00
Other OffencesGaming Racing & Betting Offences00
Other OffencesLiquor (excl. Drunkenness)10
Other OffencesMiscellaneous Offences11

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