You’ve probably heard about the most dangerous or unfit cities in the world. But do you know which state, territory, or city in the Land Down Under has the highest crime rates?

It’s hard to think of Australia this way as it’s known to be one of the most orderly, secure, and peaceful countries in the world. It’s not a place known for violence, although there’s the occasional sensational murder case taking over local headlines. But even so, you would agree when we say this is not a common occurrence.

According to the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC), there has been a “continuing decrease in crime levels around Australia.” This affirms the state of peace and order in the country, reflecting the efficiency with which governing laws and policies are being implemented.

Despite this, the fact remains that crime DOES happen. And you would not want it to happen to YOU.

If you’re planning to open a business, start a commercial venture, or move to some other part of the country, consulting this list will help you make better entrepreneurial and personal decisions, as well as boost your chances of avoiding security risks in the process.

The Statistics

Out of 6 states and 2 territories, New South Wales (NSW) has recorded the most number of homicide victims: 119. When you compare this with bigger states, such as Western Australia (53) and Queensland (104), this appears to be quite an eyebrow-raising figure. However, this could be attributed to some incidents not reported to authorities in some areas due to certain factors.

The Australian Capital Territory logged the least number of victims, at only 6. This is no surprise as the area is miniscule in comparison to the others.

NSW also appeared to have the most victims for unlawful entry with intent (57,461) and motor vehicle theft (17,199). Second in line is Victoria, with 47,443 and 13,613 respectively. A close third is Queensland, 46,467 and 11,262 respectively as well. The Australian Capital Territory registered the lowest, at 2,386 and 968.

A Closer Look

Since we’re dealing with residential and commercial security, let’s focus on this matter of theft and unlawful entry. Comparing the 2011 and 2012 data, the statistics show that the occurrence of both crimes has decreased for NSW. However, in Victoria, the number of victims for both violations has gone up. The same is the case for Queensland, with an astonishing 23% increase for motor vehicle theft.

If you’re living in Melbourne or operating a business in Melbourne, you should consider improving the security of your home or commercial establishment, given the increase in the number of people who have fallen prey to theft and burglary.

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