Darwin crime statistics

The Darwin urban centre consists of Darwin City and the associated suburbs from Buffalo Creek, Berrimah and East Arm westwards, and represents approximately 35% of the Northern Territory’s population.

The Darwin region falls within the NT Police Darwin Metropolitan Command.

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Offence statistics

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CRIME01/08/2018 - 31/07/201901/08/2019 - 31/07/2020% CHANGE
Assault171818236.11
Domestic violence related assault7607974.87
Alcohol related assault94510399.95
Sexual assault136126-7.35
House break-ins6987274.15
Commercial break-ins477291-38.99
Motor vehicle theft721639-11.37
Property damage196220604.99

Summary

CRIME01/08/2018 - 31/07/201901/08/2019 - 31/07/2020% CHANGE
Crime against the person206121785.68
Crime against property69906556-6.21

Rates of offending per 100,000 population

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CRIME01/08/2018 - 31/07/201901/08/2019 - 31/07/2020% CHANGE
Assault Rate per 100,0002022.62180.57.81
Domestic violence related assault Rate per 100,000894.7953.36.55
Alcohol related assault Rate per 100,0001112.51242.711.7
Sexual assault Rate per 100,000160.1150.7-5.87
House break-ins Rate per 100,000821.7869.65.83
Commercial break-ins Rate per 100,000561.6348.1-38.02
Motor vehicle theft Rate per 100,000848.8764.3-9.96
Property damage Rate per 100,0002309.824646.68

Summary

CRIME01/08/2018 - 31/07/201901/08/2019 - 31/07/2020% CHANGE
Crime against the person Rate per 100,0002426.42605.17.36
Crime against property Rate per 100,0008229.17841.6-4.71

The offence data were extracted from the NT Police PROMIS system on 01/09/2020.

Offence rates have been calculated using the latest available estimated resident population data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (Australian Demographic Statistics, cat. 3101.0, with regional splits based on Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2012, cat. 3218.0).

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