Crime in Perth, Australia

Crime rates in Perth, Australia

Level of crime
50.14 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
72.22 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
48.19 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
37.22 Low
Worries car stolen
35.11 Low
Worries things from car stolen
49.86 Moderate
Worries attacked
44.63 Moderate
Worries being insulted
45.72 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
25.56 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
54.72 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
56.56 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
41.53 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
30.26 Low

Safety in Perth, Australia

Safety walking alone during daylight
79.01 High
Safety walking alone during night
42.08 Moderate

Contributors: 181

Last update: February, 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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4 Comments so far

#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.