When it comes to determining the most dangerous suburb in any area there are a couple of factors that come into play:
- The current crime rate
- Police presence
Often the poorest suburbs in the roughest areas have the lowest property value and are the ones to avoid if you’re looking at buying property as their resale value isn’t high.
According to NSW crime statistics by suburb here are the most dangerous suburbs in Sydney.
Top Sydney Local Government Areas for assaulting police
1. Blacktown: 4139
Blacktown is located West of Sydney has a reputation as one of the roughest areas. It has one of the highest motor vehicle theft rates in New South Wales.
Suburbs include: Blacktown, Mount Druitt, Oakhurst, Eastern Creek
2. Sydney City: 3863
The most densely populated area in Sydney with the biggest police presence in the City of Sydney government area. While it typically holds the top spot, crime has been down 17.2% per year in the last 2 years.
Suburbs include: Redfern, Sydney city, Chippendale, The Rocks
3. Central Coast: 3011
The Central Coast is a region of New South Wales, Australia, lying on the Pacific Ocean north of Sydney and has seen an increase in stolen motor vehicles and fraud.
4. Perith: 2572
Also in the west lies the Penrith government area. According to Microburbs Penrith, which is also west of Sydney has above-average crime rates for domestic violence, drug offences, home break and enters and motor vehicle thefts.
Suburbs include: Penrith, Glenmore Park, Kingswood
5. Canterbury-Bankstown: 2338
The Canterbury-Bankstown pocket has above-average crime rates for motor vehicle thefts and drug-related offences.
Suburbs include: Canterbury, Bankstown, Revesby
6. Liverpool: 1786
Located in Greater Western Sydney, Liverpool's crime rate has recently increased with the highest reported crime; stealing from dwelling.
Source: BOCSAR and Microburbs
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