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Crime in Perth, Australia

Crime rates in Perth, Australia

Level of crime
49.47 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
70.88 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
47.16 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
37.11 Low
Worries car stolen
34.90 Low
Worries things from car stolen
49.09 Moderate
Worries attacked
43.72 Moderate
Worries being insulted
44.62 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
25.64 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
54.12 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
55.83 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
40.72 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
30.13 Low

Safety in Perth, Australia

Safety walking alone during daylight
78.97 High
Safety walking alone during night
42.56 Moderate

Contributors: 196

Last update: May 2017

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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8 Comments so far

#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.