Abstract: Rural areas have long been considered bastions of community safety and cohesion. However, recent research in rural criminology has demonstrated the heterogeneity of crime and safety in rural areas. In areas like Australia and Canada, crime rates in rural communities often surpass those of their urban counterparts. However, many have critiqued this as a denominator effect, emphasizing that a small number of events will produce a higher rate of crime when the population is low. In 2014, Carleton and colleagues examined crime in British Columbia, Canada and found that, by using the location quotient, a measure of crime specialization, rural areas indeed specialized in violent crime, but urban areas specialized in property crime. The current study replicates and extends this strategy in Queensland, Australia, to determine if these findings are representative in the international context, examining these differences across five diverse area types (highly accessible, accessible, moderately accessible, remote, and very remote), and then determining specifically which types of crimes are driving violent and property crime specialization. In addition, this study also explores social disorder, as it accounts for a large proportion of police activity. As such, this study offers a more extensive and specified understanding of crime patterns along the rural/urban divide.