AU Crime Stats: Introduction

Best Australian Cities - Least Crimes

There’s no doubt that Australia is one of the most beautiful places in the world! The land ‘Down Under’ has no shortage of opulent beaches, sweeping deserts, dense forests, and endless valleys, but for an overseas visitor, these areas are just waiting to be uncovered. Australia comprises the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the world’s sixth-largest country by total area.

However, as soon as you decide to visit a country, the first question that comes into your mind is what would be the safest place/city to visit? In each country, each city has its own characteristics, crime rates, etc. and the same is valid for Australian cities also.

Fortunately, Australia has a number of federal agencies that have an enforcement role, these can be broken into law enforcement agencies and regulatory agencies. In particular, there are two distinct, but similar levels of police force, the various state police forces and the Australian Federal Police (AFP). The state police forces are responsible for enforcing state law within their own states while the AFP are responsible for the investigation of crimes against Commonwealth law which occurs throughout the nation.

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