Crime in Newcastle, Australia

Crime rates in Newcastle, Australia

Level of crime
48.56 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
58.68 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
40.50 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
40.17 Moderate
Worries car stolen
34.78 Low
Worries things from car stolen
43.33 Moderate
Worries attacked
46.19 Moderate
Worries being insulted
48.57 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
32.50 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
67.81 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
56.41 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
46.53 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
46.43 Moderate

Safety in Newcastle, Australia

Safety walking alone during daylight
62.25 High
Safety walking alone during night
39.34 Low

Contributors: 78

Last update: July 2021

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
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.
Anonymous on Dec 02, 2017:
In Newcastle CBD, its a Sunday afternoon around 5;30pm everyday. Dead, boring and occasionally, you may get mugged or bashed which livens things up a bit.
Go to the train station for a guaranteed biff or be thrown on the train tracks when a train approaches the station by some 55IQ bearded boofhead or tattooed skank.
On the flip side, head to the beach and you may pick up a supermodel girlfriend, have your goods stolen on the beach, grab a nice meal later, have your car broken in to, then drive home with an escort of bikers surrounding your car.
Top place if you can function with a blood pressure reading of 200/100 every day.