The 10 Most Burgled Neighbourhoods in Auckland revealed
After finding out the alarming statistic of Auckland crime rising almost 20% year on year, we wondered what else we could find in publicly available data. It turns out the Police collect data on a regional unit level, by neighbourhood. With our services all primarily focusing on burglary/robbery prevention, we examined the burglary data. What we found may be surprising to many…
This article reveals the ten areas of Auckland hardest hit by burglaries (unlawful entry attempts) in 2022. Click on the neighbourhood’s name in the list below as well to see its geographic boundaries on a map.
Burglaries: 787 attempts
The police data splits this area into Auckland Central West and Central East. We’ve combined them into one neighbourhood as they took the 1st and 2nd spots respectively anyway. This is by far the most burgled neighbourhood in this list. There are many businesses and residential dwellings in this area, as well as a high population density.
Burglaries: 207 attempts
Auckland Harbourside borders both Auckland Central West and East, however we decided not to merge it with those two as it stretches considerably far east to not be considered “central” anymore. It shares a very similar population and business density to Auckland Central, explaining its high position on this list.
How was this data found?
Through the police data website, we were able to find the victimisations report. After choosing the specific fields the report was downloaded, containing every single entry of an unlawful entry across Auckland. To process the data, it was made into a pivot table in Microsoft Excel. Only keeping the months included in 2022 and deleting the few entries from 2021 and 2023. Then the entries had to be grouped together by area. From there we sorted the results to get the top 10.
The maps were taken from the same database, and duplicated onto a My Maps custom Google Map.
If you are looking to move into Auckland, or you’re already here but looking to change neighbourhoods, this list may be an eye opener for you. If you are willing to brave any of these places, it is certainly worth looking at installing a security system for your home or to protect your business. The intruder deterrence from having a well monitored and secured will help you thrive in these places despite the high crime.