Armidale is one of the New England North West's higher risk postcode areas for property crime in 2020.
While property crime rates in Armidale are higher than the NSW average, according to a new 'Safe Suburbs' map from Budget Direct, our property crime rate has dropped compared to the previous year.
In 2019, Armidale had a rate of 82 property crime incidents per 1000 properties. Yet in 2020, that rate dropped down to 78.
The numbers are based on Census figures and NSW Police statistics, and takes into account events labelled as 'break and enter dwelling', 'malicious damage to property', 'other theft', and 'steal from dwelling'.
The 'Safe Suburbs' ranking list puts Armidale quite a way down at number 534 out of 570, that's a 14 place ranking drop from the previous year.
Armidale sits ten places down from Tamworth, which comes in at 524 on the list.
The Country Music Capital had a rate of 72 property crimes per 1000 households in 2020 - almost double the state average of just 38, and 15 places worse then the year before.
Inverell is also quite a way down at number 460 out of 570, yet that's a massive 66 rank rise from the previous year.
It's only beaten by Walcha with its property crime rate of just 21 incidents per 1000 properties, placing it in the top 150 safest NSW postcodes with a rank of 141, and Tenterfield: ranked 380 with a rate of 39 incidents.
Glen Innes comes in ranked at number 483, worse than 2019 and dropping down 50 spots. Its property crime rate: 55 incidents.
Moree scrapes into the top 10, but for the most property crime. Its only nine ranks above than the worst NSW has to offer - Newcastle West - with the crime rate sitting at 142. It is a small improvement on the year before however, rising by two ranks.
But neighboring Boggabilla is the second worst in the entire state with a ranking of 569, and 387 property offences per 1000 houses.
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