Crime in Perth, Australia

Crime rates in Perth, Australia

Level of crime
47.64 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
67.41 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
46.43 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
36.75 Low
Worries car stolen
32.83 Low
Worries things from car stolen
44.61 Moderate
Worries attacked
43.07 Moderate
Worries being insulted
43.60 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
25.30 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
55.52 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
54.37 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
41.22 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
32.12 Low

Safety in Perth, Australia

Safety walking alone during daylight
77.51 High
Safety walking alone during night
42.68 Moderate

Contributors: 340

Last update: October 2019

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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31 Comments so far

#Alu Tamrin on Sep 23, 2019 :
Not crime at all. Those 2 arseholes at Curtin Uni. yelling racist remarks at African American & Asian students should be sucking on each other's genitals and fucking each other right in front of the whole of Curtin University ! Followed by a quick masturbation on stage by each of those two idiots.
#Bogans are easy prey on Jul 27, 2019 :
@Dirka Dirka on Jul 26, 2019

Lots of dumb bogans telling their local skin colored doctors, engineers, teachers, lawyers, and their boss to go home. You Bogans are free to start hiding once your realize it. Off ya go, go on.
#Hamadul Bahron bin Sadr on May 21, 2019 :
May 10, 2019. At about 1.40 am, an elderly 91 year old had his home broken into in East Perth by 4 teens.
One was armed with a weapon. The old man was robbed. So, that's that, is it ? They can just break into & attack anybody. Not just anybody. Indonesians, Malaysian Bumiputeras, Vietnamese, Thais, etc. would have broken the bones of those teens. Perhaps if the residents were North Koreans, those teens would have been shot in the genitals & head. No questions asked. That's that !
#Abdul Hamid bin Sa'ad on Apr 27, 2019 :
Friday 27 April 2019 at 1.45 am(Mt. Lawley). Violent home intruder dies after being stabbed.
Excellent job & well done ! Any person that violates someone's house with the intent of assault & robbery, deserves to die. In Indonesia, burglars get their limbs hacked/broken off as Indonesian law permits it.
In Kuwait, Bahrain, Dubai, Malaysia etc. etc., the same applies. If one has a gun, take aim at that burglar's genital region & fire away ! Intruders must be taught a lesson. If they get injured very seriously, its just too bad. They asked for it. They break into an Islam house because they want to die !!
#Perpaduan bin Ahmad Najib on Jan 02, 2019 :
Victims of brutal bashing, Karen Bland & her 26 year old daughter, who were out to celebrate the New Year like everyone else. Merely imprisoning the men responsible isn't sufficient. As they have used full physical force on Karen Bland, they should seriously have their arms blown off. This is proper law that will ensure that such dogs cannot just go around hitting anyone. Let us see these types of men doing that to the Taliban !
Before they know it, the Taliban will just machine gun them up. Men who go around bashing up women & children should be shot at point blank range in their arms & legs with explosive bullets. Crime will then spiral downwards very quickly. What is needed is to bring crime to its knees. The present anti crime laws here are too weak and offenders just get away with it. Indonesian anti crime laws are efficient. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, such offenders as above get torn apart by the public.
#deza on Dec 03, 2018 :
Living in Perth from last 9 years, Overall very good city, safe, good attractions, LESS POPULATED (compare to sydney and mel). only problem is aborignals. they are painting the bad picture of this beautiful city in eyes of tourists. People generally are very good as long as they are sobber.
#Nazeem Al Kadir on Oct 22, 2018 :
Iranian tourist bashed over cigarettes at Cottesloe Beach, W.A. ? The offenders WILL be hunted down & their limbs cut off. In accordance with Hudud Law of Islam.
#Mutalib Haji Zain on Sep 06, 2018 :
Aboriginal youth should be in full time employment, rather than masturbating & breaking into properties.
The Government must enforce all young & fit Aboriginals into work.
#Firdaus bin Razak on Jul 04, 2018 :
In fact, young Aboriginal male offenders are on an offers list from Hamas to undergo training and to work for them. Islam decoys are observing Aboriginal males in the 18 to 25 year age group to find the fit ones to start training and jobs. A very good initiative to keep Aboriginals off crime and into jobs.
#Kim Kardashian on Jun 21, 2018 :
It's is an awesome city to live in but you need to STOP USING FOSSIL FUELS
#Habadu Alpandi on Jun 13, 2018 :
Its time that the law is taken into one's hands, concerning burglars entering properties. If a thief has to be shot, shoot him in the privates ! Its either getting attacked or using the gun to shoot first. Perhaps the Indonesian Army could station some troops in Perth to combat severe crime.
#hailey on May 06, 2018 :
perth train station can also be dangerous at night but there's almost always transit guards or police officers around to help you
#hailey on May 06, 2018 :
as long as you stay away from the well known trouble spots at night (northbridge, burswood train station, the amardale train line & midland train station) and don't insult or look at indigenous australians the wrong way you should have no problem here :)
#Anon on Apr 29, 2018 :
Perth as a whole is relatively safe, but I really do not recommend being alone at night. Travel in groups of at least 4, as there are some dodgy folks out there who generally are alone or in pairs.
#Mutalib bin Haji Noor on Apr 29, 2018 :
Mark Bladen did the right thing in going to his step daughter, Kalani's aid. In Malaysia, that 15 year old youth would have had his bones broken and his face smashed in. Good on you, Mark Bladen. You fixed up that bastard but he should have had his wrists broken !
#Anonymous on Mar 08, 2018 :
Yea the locals who say they have never seen any crime are full of shit. I’ve been bashed just for walking down the street in Fremantle in the middle of the day. I’ve also seen many other people get bashed for no reason and I saw a local crackhead try to rape an asian tourist in the middle of the day in the biggest park in the Perth cbd when it was full of people. I’ve also seen another crackhead try to rape two teenage girls on the public train in the middle of the day. Perth is full of violent meth addicts.
#Zakaria Ismail on Oct 18, 2017 :
Christopher Josevski is another cruel thug in Melbourne, who bashed up his girlfriend because she was out with her friends. Such a violent thug should definitely have both his arms broken off, his ankles snapped and a real solid Hamas punch to his face to break his jaw. Josevski could have killed that poor woman.
#Samat K. on Oct 17, 2017 :
One of W.A's baddest criminals is Bradley McKintosh Narrier, a violent criminal with a track record. He had threatened to even kill people who refused to hand over their car keys. McKintosh Narrier would do very well if he was sent to Kerobokan Prison, Indonesia, where local police would have bashed his internal organs out and burnt his genitals ! Narrier would deserve such treatment.
#Rastambauli bin Azizan on Oct 07, 2017 :
Aboriginals have to be taught that they cannot break into shops & houses to rob. If they are bent on stealing
then there are no other options apart from cutting his arms off. Without arms he cannot commit crimes hence society is safer. This is Hudud Law and its very efficient as would be criminals will learn very fast from it.
#solo on Aug 28, 2017 :
That being said you don't have to be paranoid about living in Perth and I totally disagree with the data above as its more about where you live and where you choose to walk through at night. Choose your home carefully (most places north of rive are fine) and choose your time wisely and you will find Perth quiet relaxing and inspiring.
#solo on Aug 28, 2017 :
I'm a bus driver and I deal with the so called minor criminals on a day to day basis and I can say most of the stuff here is true. Burglary and theft is common depending on where you live and there are plenty of drug related crime happening around the city but not brought up by media for good reason - to help cops with their work. Our cops are helpless cause our laws are boneless. A repeat child sex offender is let back into the public after just 5 or 6 years of imprisonment and a suspended driver with a history of murder while drink driving is still granted an E licence to drive and yet our biggest concern was to speak about racial discrimination for the poor aboriginal people and black lives matter. Know your black people mainstream white folk!! not all aboriginal individuals are suppressed innocent individuals rather the current and future generations are born criminals with an instinct to steal at first sight and that starts with kids as young as three years old.
#anon. on Aug 04, 2017 :
Interesting site but need data on who is answering the survey.
White middle class, middle aged people (with time on their hands to respond to surveys) in Australia are unlikely to have "physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion". However, as your comments indicate - the marginalisation and racism that our indigenous people experience is a real problem across Australia.
#Azizan bin Kassim Ali on Jun 12, 2017 :
Smash up a thief with a parang if necessary. Especially if he attacks your children, elderly parents or wife.
Rather than break into homes, burglars should get jobs. If he still insists on breaking in, attacking and stealing, break up his rib cage & chop off his hands. This is Saudi Law ! If a thief has to learn the hard way, he has to learn the hard way.
#Abdolah bin Mat Kadir on Apr 17, 2017 :
Many Aboriginal youth have shown themselves to be experts in home burglaries ! Refusing to look for jobs, its much easier to break into properties & houses to help themselves. Too lazy to study anything, they prefer to hang around shopping centres and rob whenever they get the chance. That 80,000 year old history excuses them from getting jobs ! Not these days. If they're young and fit, they go to work, instead of asking everybody for money and scratching their genitals. If they're behind on thinking, they can always work at something that does not require thinking, apart from sex ! If they break into Borhan bin Wazim Ali's store to steal, they get broken up by Borhan bin Ali and his gang members !
#Muhamad bin Azhar on Mar 21, 2017 :
The best reception for a violent home invasion thief is to break his wrists & feet. Especially if he refuses to leave when asked to. Sajad Gharibi would just lift up a bunch of thieves & break their legs as he is the Iranian Hulk ! Everyone must be safe wherever they live. There are far too many burglaries everywhere(excluding North Korea as a thief will probably get his head blown off !). If a violent burglar wants to fight, he could try fighting with Abu Sayaf or Hambali ! Burglars think that they can get away but even mercenaries are watching them quietly.
#Borhan bin Kadir on Mar 02, 2017 :
Nobody should live in fear of intruders. Nobody. The worst acts committed by home invaders in the western world are the bashing of old people, the possible attacks on children and women etc. These are not tolerated in Indonesia. The thief gets his bones broken or is even killed by victims of a home invasion. The police do severely bash up home invaders if caught. Why should anyone get bashed up by burglars in their own homes ? A thief may just take items from a home but not to attack residents in that home.
#Hamadu Syed Nasron on Mar 01, 2017 :
Telling a burglar to turn over a new leaf and giving him a muffin & coffee before sending him away just does NOT work. Perhaps 50 years ago it would have worked. Burglars know that most residents are good and law abiding. Hence they will push their luck. But there are those from Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, South Africa, Nigeria etc. who do not consider a thief's well being ! If he breaks into their homes to rob, he gets bashed up, beaten to pulp and sometimes even kicked in the privates before sending that thief on his way! Especially if children are involved when that thief breaks in. No burglar is spared in countries like Indonesia, Malaysia & Thailand. Indonesian police often bash burglars up. Alhamdula !
#Ben on Dec 22, 2016 :
You don't come to Western Australia to visit the cities, Perth and Fremantle can be done in a blink of the eye! Tourists would want to travel to many interesting places away from the city where it is very safe. Your greatest fear would probably be getting lost in the outback or eaten by our native wildlife lo0ol.
#Anonymous on Jun 19, 2016 :
Stop lying Nathan lol....You think all are lying and you are honest.
#Nathan on May 18, 2016 :
I have lived in Perth for 30 years (ie. all my life), and I have NEVER witnessed a serious crime, in fact don't even know anyone who has witnessed serious crime. I know one or two people who have had their home or car broken into, but other than that, nothing. I have walked through Perth city at night/early morning without any fear at all (I wouldn't recommend a woman do that, mind you, but that's just common sense). The thing about crime statistics is they give the impression that crime is spread equally throughout the entire city. In fact, I listened to a talk by a policeman one who said that 90-95% of violent crime in Perth city at night is alcohol related, ie. drunken idiots coming out of clubs early in the morning and starting fights with eachother. So long as you avoid areas like that, the probability of being the victim of a random act of crime in Perth is EXTREMELY small (not 0, mind you, but highly unlikely).

Also, my wife and I once heard someone snooping in our backyard in the early morning, we called the police and two armed officers were searching through our backyard 2 minutes later. Perth is very safe, you'll be fine.
#Andrew on Feb 03, 2016 :
Have lived in Perth all my life (24 years) and I can say Perth on the whole is very safe! As a tourist I recommend using common sense and not travel alone at night and avoid Northbridge during Fridays and the weekend unless your sole purpose is to go clubbing. All the filth tends to come out in Northbridge and there's better ways to spend your weekend here.

What I will say is that crime is certainly on the increase in Perth relating to theft and burglary, though most victims seem to leave doors and windows unlocked or opened in their homes and cars. Keep valuables out of sight and lock up! Common sense. Locals still don't seem to get it.

Apart from that our city is beautiful and very safe.