According to Queensland Police Service (QPS), Toowoomba City crime rate for the year ending June 2022 was 138422 incidents per 100,000 population. This represents a 5% decrease from the previous year.

Toowoomba City Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 0% of most Australia suburbs

Toowoomba City Crime Map

Toowoomba City crime map

Is Toowoomba City Safe?

Toowoomba City has low safety metrics. Crime rates in Toowoomba City are considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia. Toowoomba City is safer than 0% of all Australian suburbs and than 1% of Queensland suburbs. However, good order offences is a common offence in Toowoomba City.

Toowoomba City Crime Statistics at a Glance

Has Crime in Toowoomba 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 Toowoomba City.

60-month trend of criminal incidents across Toowoomba City
  • The number of criminal incidents recorded in the year 2022 was 3192, down 5% from 3375 incidents recorded in the same period last year.
  • Toowoomba City is in the 1st percentile for safety, meaning 99% of Queensland suburbs are safer than Toowoomba City and 1% of suburbs are more dangerous than Toowoomba City.
  • Street safety to walk at night: moderate safety.
  • Common crime: good order offences.
  • The number of assault offences recorded in 2022 increased by 23% (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 76% (60 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of theft offences (excl. Unlawful Entry) recorded in 2022 decreased by 1% (7 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 31% (9 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of vandalism offences (other property damage) recorded in 2022 increased by 16% (24 Incidents) compared to the previous year.

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Crime in Toowoomba City: An In-Depth Analysis

According to AU Crime Rate’s analysis of the latest crime statistics from the Queensland Police Service (QPS), Toowoomba City is ranked safer than 0% of the suburbs across Australia, regardless of population size. That means that Toowoomba City crime rate is considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia.

In Queensland, only about 99% of suburbs have a lower crime rate than Toowoomba City. As a result, Toowoomba City has low scores in public safety metrics.

If you are a resident of Toowoomba City, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 0 (based on the total crime rate of crimes against the person and property combined) while the Queensland average is 1 in 16.

Let’s take a closer look at Toowoomba City’s crime statistics and see how it fares in terms of crimes against person and property crimes. This information is crucial because it can shed light on whether violent or property crimes or both, are the primary factors driving Toowoomba City’s overall crime rate. So, are you curious to learn more about Toowoomba City’s crime data and what they reveal about the suburb’s safety and security? Let’s dive in!

AU Crime Rate’s analysis reveals that against the person crime rate in Toowoomba City is 9454 per one hundred thousand inhabitants while the Queensland average rate is 1097. So, one’s chances of becoming a victim of crimes against the person (violent crime) in Toowoomba City is 1 in 10. The crimes against the person included in this analysis are homicide, assault, robbery, and other offences against the person.

From our analysis, we discovered that your odds of becoming a victim of a property crime, if you live in Toowoomba City, is 0. This is equal to a rate of 47138 per one hundred thousand residents compared to a rate of 4773 per 100,000 residents for Queensland state. It’s worth mentioning that the property crimes tracked here include arson, fraud, handling stolen goods, unlawful entry, unlawful use of motor vehicles, other theft, and other property damage.

Toowoomba City Crime Rates by Offences Division

DivisionNumber of CrimesCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)
Crimes against the person2189454
Property and deception offences108747138
Other offences188781830

Toowoomba 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 10

In Toowoomba City

1 in 90

In Queensland

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

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

Crimes Against the Person: Toowoomba City vs Queensland

Toowoomba City population: 2306

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 person227156954139
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 Toowoomba City. Here is Toowoomba 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 Rape203282410955
Other Sexual Offences225477111793
Sexual Offences (Total)4287595226147

Toowoomba 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 Toowoomba City

1 in 20

In Queensland

Offences Against Property Comparison (Per 100,000 Residents)

Property offences in Toowoomba City vs QLD

Against Property offences: Toowoomba City vs Queensland, Australia

Toowoomba City population: 2306

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)581123201251952389
Unlawful Entry139467836028907
Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle38180921648351
Handling Stolen Goods5151532212100
Other Property Damage171373097415724

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 Toowoomba City vs Queensland

Other Offences: Toowoomba 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 Offences2804821712142935
Trespassing and Vagrancy2656801127110
Liquor (excl. Drunkenness)29223501266346
Weapons Act Offences6262582689121
Traffic and Related Offences169432537329839

Toowoomba City Crimes per Square KM

Crimes per square km in Toowoomba City vs Queensland

How many murders were in Toowoomba City in 2022?

According to Queensland Police Service (QPS), there were 0 murders in Toowoomba 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 Toowoomba City?

According to the latest available data from Queensland Police Service (QPS), the most common type of crime in Toowoomba City is good order offences.

What is the crime rate in Toowoomba City?

The overall crime rate in Toowoomba City, as measured by the number of reported offences per 100,000 population was 138422 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 Toowoomba City a safe place to live in?

Toowoomba 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, Toowoomba City is safer than 1% other suburbs in the state which are considered low safety scores in Queensland.

Is Toowoomba City safe at night?

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

Total Crime Stats of Toowoomba City

Offence Divison Offence SubdivisonYear (2021)Year (2022)
Offences Against PropertyArson01
Offences Against the PersonAssault149184
Offences Against the PersonRobbery1212
Offences Against the PersonHomicide (Murder)00
Offences Against the PersonOther Homicide00
Offences Against the PersonOther Offences Against the Person1622
Offences Against PropertyFraud124106
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Entry79139
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Use of Motor Vehicle2938
Offences Against PropertyHandling Stolen Goods5151
Offences Against PropertyOther Theft (excl. Unlawful Entry)588581
Offences Against PropertyOther Property Damage147171
Other OffencesDrug Offences273280
Other OffencesGood Order Offences12451020
Other OffencesWeapons Act Offences5462
Other OffencesStock Related Offences00
Other OffencesTraffic and Related Offences152169
Other OffencesTrespassing and Vagrancy4326
Other OffencesProstitution Offences00
Other OffencesGaming Racing & Betting Offences00
Other OffencesLiquor (excl. Drunkenness)369292
Other OffencesMiscellaneous Offences4438

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