Crime in Hervey Bay, Australia

Crime rates in Hervey Bay, Australia

Level of crime
61.33 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
72.94 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
53.36 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
47.49 Moderate
Worries car stolen
51.06 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
52.40 Moderate
Worries attacked
51.08 Moderate
Worries being insulted
56.13 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
42.79 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
70.37 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
64.46 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
51.06 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
55.19 Moderate

Safety in Hervey Bay, Australia

Safety walking alone during daylight
62.23 High
Safety walking alone during night
32.90 Low

Contributors: 56

Last update: March 2024

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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7 Comments so far
FAM on Mar 08, 2023:
not scared but all this place is is nothing but a bad place to go in general
Cuz kid no one likes you
Cuz on Jul 14, 2022:
Walking around in brissy is the same, I would walk around there when I was young rocking fresh stuff and never had a problem so shush, this is full directed at Andrew McLean ya tool
Cuz on Jul 14, 2022:
Bra some of these comments ay, if ya with ya wife and youse are walking along a busy area (the esplanade) of course ya not gonna get robbed g, crims r smarter than that like bra I think you’re the dumb one, you can’t even spell either g, Hervey Bay has its share of crime but so does everywhere, relax if youre not a lad or have nice stuff cos I can tell ya shop at Kmart you’re not gonna be targeted, stop being scared ya gronks
Andrew McLean on Feb 05, 2022:
Yes it is not a leave your door open kind of town. But where is? Unlike Turkey criminals in Australia get off lightly, no floggings or overcrowded cockroach-ridden prisons where prisoners regularly end up dead in Australia. Yes, there is a major drug problem and more should be done about it. Why who knows. If you get caught up in that scene..well it's your own downfall.
I have lived here for 12 years and never felt threatened by violence and had one bike nicked ( and I know who did it, and they were very drunk). I have lived in Sydney and Brisbane and would not walk at night. In Hervey Bay, my wife and I regularly walk 4 or 5k home after dinner at night along the Esplanade and watch the moon glinting off the calm waters.
Sure if you are into getting drunk you could be a victim...anywhere.
The drug people tend to keep to themself and as it is a methamine problem tend to be pretty antisocial when on or wiped out when recovering. Drugs lead to crime and housebreaking but not one of our friends has been burgled. Again they tend to stick to their own.
The council has changed and the area gets more beautiful every day.
If you want to live in a fantasy watch The Truman Show. Nowhere is perfect especially if the bad is all you focus on.
Mike on Oct 28, 2021:
Hervey bay has a serious crime problem, I've had people at my front door, fully illuminated by a sensor light with bolt cutters trying to steal bikes, caught someone trying to steal my motorbike in broard daylight, as well as my pushbike, also in broard daylight. Ive travelled through parts of Eastern Turkey with just a bag and a tent and never felt as unsafe as I do in Hervey Bay. Don't be surprised is you get robbed visiting Hervey bay.
Barry McComish on Apr 16, 2021:
Hervey Bay has a pandemic of it's own it's called day light robbery and theft that is controlled by a drug ring in Hervey Bay that the police cannot control. Increase your insurance or don't come here because you will get robbed it's a guarantee.
Regie on Dec 30, 2020:
Herveybay has a serious gang problem. High levels of drug abuse and multiple unexplained people who vanish. Under funded policing and a corrupt council.. Beautiful scenery... and not much more...