The Northern Territory Balance consists of all the areas outside the defined urban centres, including urban fringes, rural areas near the main centers and small remote communities. This area represents approximately 32% of the Northern Territory’s population.
The NT Balance region covers areas across all four Police Commands – Darwin Metropolitan, Northern, Central and Southern Commands.
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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