Crime in Newcastle, Australia

Crime rates in Newcastle, Australia

Level of crime
49.75 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
61.39 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
39.75 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
40.92 Moderate
Worries car stolen
34.18 Low
Worries things from car stolen
44.32 Moderate
Worries attacked
46.46 Moderate
Worries being insulted
51.89 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
31.13 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
69.86 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
56.22 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
45.32 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
44.10 Moderate

Safety in Newcastle, Australia

Safety walking alone during daylight
63.12 High
Safety walking alone during night
35.44 Low

Contributors: 117

Last update: October 2023

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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3 Comments so far
Harvey on Oct 26, 2022:
I have lived here my whole life, and I would have to say it's not terrible. If you know where to go, and where to avoid, you'll be all good. The good thing about the gang culture here is that if you don't actively get INVOLVED with the gangs, then they'll leave you alone for the most part. As long as you know to run away when some bloke asks you if you want a cigarette, then you'll be good. Not to mention, Kotara is an extremely safe suburb. The primary schools and preschools are amazing, but the high schools will be where you see some bad stuff. At the end of the day, Newcastle is an alright place to live, and while not super safe, it's still not the most dangerous place in the world.
Anonymous on Feb 08, 2021:
I'm considering buying in Wallsend. Are there certain parts/streets I should avoid?
Anonymous on Mar 13, 2020:
I’ve lived in Newcastle most my life and honestly it’s hard to describe how the place is because besides Merewether and New Lambton (still aren’t great places) the rest has a lot of problems with a lot of things. I’ve lived in some of what you’d call “bad areas” of Newcastle jesmond,Shortland and Adamstown but I’ve also lived in some better areas mainly kotara and belmont kotara is a decent place although Belmont has a semi-good reputation I wouldn’t say it’s a good area but not necessarily bad the primary schools there are generally good but can’t say the same bout the high schools. Newcastle doesn’t rlly have any bad reputation as such but wouldn’t be surprised if it did because besides the ones I mentioned before the rest are somewhat junkie or derro. For example Shortland and jesmond have one of the highest poverty rates in the state and Hamilton south and Islington is full of iceys.ive also worked in Georgetown which was full of needles on the ground and mayfield is also pretty bad aswell.also home to the famous windale which was considered one of if not most disadvantaged suburb in nsw by the dropping off the edge report (dote) and also I might say has a pretty shitbox footy team but there still better then manly. I’m not gonna cover every suburb because they all have pretty big faults weather it’s a high crime rate or having a lack of public transport. At the same time it’s still a good place to live and ya gotta love it. I don’t recommend raising children in windale,Belmont or Gateshead not because of the whole “there bad areas” thing it’s more just because I’ve had plenty of mates from those areas who wouldn’t of tooken up smoking and have cleaner criminal records not saying it’s bad to raise kids there but just be weary and on the topic of windale don’t think it’s a complete derro place it really isn’t like a lot of things the news and things like that exaggerate about it and the place is getting better. Newcastle is a good place and generally safe during the day in most places. at night it can get dangerous with a lot of binge drinkers around and iceys wondering the streets but shouldn’t be to much of a problem. I don’t recommend visiting for a holidays unless it’s around the beaches which are great and you know some form of self defence just in case. But yeah overall it’s a great place and if your looking for a place and your either from low lower class to low middle it should be a great place to live.