NT Balance Crime Statistics

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 statistics


CRIME01/10/2021 - 30/09/202201/10/2022 - 30/09/2023% CHANGE
Domestic violence related assault1918264838.06
Alcohol related assault905122235.03
Sexual assault84929.52
House break-ins6246290.8
Commercial break-ins1130935-17.26
Motor vehicle theft3213436.85
Property damage2064231011.92


CRIME01/10/2021 - 30/09/202201/10/2022 - 30/09/2023% CHANGE
Crime against the person2885376730.57
Crime against property533954512.1

Rates of offending per 100,000 population


CRIME01/10/2021 - 30/09/202201/10/2022 - 30/09/2023% CHANGE
Assault Rate per 100,00033054355.731.79
Domestic violence related assault Rate per 100,0002497.63424.637.12
Alcohol related assault Rate per 100,0001178.51580.434.1
Sexual assault Rate per 100,000109.41198.78
House break-ins Rate per 100,000812.6813.50.11
Commercial break-ins Rate per 100,0001471.51209.2-17.83
Motor vehicle theft Rate per 100,000418443.66.12
Property damage Rate per 100,0002687.72987.411.15


CRIME01/10/2021 - 30/09/202201/10/2022 - 30/09/2023% CHANGE
Crime against the person Rate per 100,0003756.94871.729.67
Crime against property Rate per 100,0006952.57049.61.4

The offence data were extracted from the NT Police PROMIS system on 01/11/2023.

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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