According to Queensland Police Service (QPS), Wellesley Islands crime rate for the year ending June 2022 was 71526 incidents per 100,000 population. This represents a 19% increase from the previous year.

Wellesley Islands Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 1% of most Australia suburbs

Wellesley Islands Crime Map

Wellesley Islands crime map

Is Wellesley Islands Safe?

Wellesley Islands has low safety metrics. Crime rates in Wellesley Islands are considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia. Wellesley Islands is safer than 1% of all Australian suburbs and than 2% of Queensland suburbs. However, assault is a common offence in Wellesley Islands.

Wellesley Islands Crime Statistics at a Glance

Has Crime in Wellesley Islands 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 Wellesley Islands.

60-month trend of criminal incidents across Wellesley Islands
  • The number of criminal incidents recorded in the year 2022 was 731, up 19% from 613 incidents recorded in the same period last year.
  • Wellesley Islands is in the 2nd percentile for safety, meaning 98% of Queensland suburbs are safer than Wellesley Islands and 2% of suburbs are more dangerous than Wellesley Islands.
  • Street safety to walk at night: moderate safety.
  • Common crime: assault.
  • The number of assault offences recorded in 2022 increased by 52% (107 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 18% (13 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of theft offences (excl. Unlawful Entry) recorded in 2022 increased by 83% (19 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 105% (20 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of vandalism offences (other property damage) recorded in 2022 increased by 7% (6 Incidents) compared to the previous year.

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Crime in Wellesley Islands: An In-Depth Analysis

Based on the latest crime statistics from the Queensland Police Service (QPS), AU Crime Rate’s analysis indicates that Wellesley Islands is safer than only 1% of all suburbs across the nation, regardless of population size. This implies that Wellesley Islands’s crime rate is considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia.

How does Wellesley Islands perform compared to other suburbs of all population sizes in Queensland? The crime rate in Wellesley Islands is greater than that of roughly 98% of other suburbs in Queensland, leading to low public safety scores.

As a resident of Wellesley Islands, the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime is 0 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 Wellesley Islands’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 Wellesley Islands. By doing so, we can gain a more in-depth insight into the nature and extent of crime in Wellesley Islands.

AU Crime Rate’s analysis has uncovered that the rate of crimes against the person in Wellesley Islands is 32975 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 2 if you reside in Wellesley Islands.

Our data reveal that the odds of becoming a victim of property crime in Wellesley Islands are 1 in 3, with a rate of 25832 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.

Wellesley Islands Crime Rates by Offences Division

DivisionNumber of CrimesCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)
Crimes against the person33732975
Property and deception offences26425832
Other offences13012720

Wellesley Islands 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 2

In Wellesley Islands

1 in 90

In Queensland

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

Violent crimes against the person in Wellesley Islands vs QLD in Australia

Crimes Against the Person: Wellesley Islands vs Queensland

Wellesley Islands population: 1022

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 person2671562544139
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 Wellesley Islands. Here is Mornington 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 Rape4282416255
Other Sexual Offences8477148793
Sexual Offences (Total)127595649147

Wellesley Islands 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 3

In Wellesley Islands

1 in 20

In Queensland

Offences Against Property Comparison (Per 100,000 Residents)

Property offences in Wellesley Islands vs QLD

Against Property offences: Wellesley Islands vs Queensland, Australia

Wellesley Islands population: 1022

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)4212320141102389
Unlawful Entry84467838219907
Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle39180923816351
Handling Stolen Goods25153196100
Other Property Damage96373099393724

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 Wellesley Islands vs Queensland

Other Offences: Wellesley Islands 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 Offences32482173131935
Trespassing and Vagrancy35680294110
Liquor (excl. Drunkenness)432350420746
Weapons Act Offences36258294121
Traffic and Related Offences14432531370839

Wellesley Islands Crimes per Square KM

Crimes per square km in Wellesley Islands vs Queensland

How many murders were in Wellesley Islands in 2022?

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

What’s the most common crime in Wellesley Islands?

According to the latest available data from Queensland Police Service (QPS), the most common type of crime in Wellesley Islands is assault.

What is the crime rate in Wellesley Islands?

The overall crime rate in Wellesley Islands, as measured by the number of reported offences per 100,000 population was 71526 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 Wellesley Islands a safe place to live in?

Wellesley Islands is safer than 1% of suburbs across Australia and the crime rates are considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia. Compared to Queensland suburbs, Wellesley Islands is safer than 2% other suburbs in the state which are considered low safety scores in Queensland.

Is Wellesley Islands safe at night?

According to Queensland Government Statistician’s Office, 53% of crimes in Wellesley Islands occur between 6 PM and 6 AM so, it’s moderate safety to walk alone in Wellesley Islands at night.

Total Crime Stats of Wellesley Islands

Offence Divison Offence SubdivisonYear (2021)Year (2022)
Offences Against PropertyArson31
Offences Against the PersonAssault204311
Offences Against the PersonRobbery00
Offences Against the PersonHomicide (Murder)00
Offences Against the PersonOther Homicide10
Offences Against the PersonOther Offences Against the Person2226
Offences Against PropertyFraud10
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Entry7184
Offences Against PropertyUnlawful Use of Motor Vehicle1939
Offences Against PropertyHandling Stolen Goods12
Offences Against PropertyOther Theft (excl. Unlawful Entry)2342
Offences Against PropertyOther Property Damage9096
Other OffencesDrug Offences2132
Other OffencesGood Order Offences5833
Other OffencesWeapons Act Offences73
Other OffencesStock Related Offences00
Other OffencesTraffic and Related Offences4414
Other OffencesTrespassing and Vagrancy173
Other OffencesProstitution Offences00
Other OffencesGaming Racing & Betting Offences00
Other OffencesLiquor (excl. Drunkenness)2443
Other OffencesMiscellaneous Offences72

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)

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