Crime in Perth, Australia

Crime rates in Perth, Australia

Level of crime
44.85 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
63.89 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
43.07 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
34.01 Low
Worries car stolen
30.60 Low
Worries things from car stolen
42.73 Moderate
Worries attacked
40.30 Moderate
Worries being insulted
42.16 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
24.94 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
55.10 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
52.61 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
39.38 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
30.55 Low

Safety in Perth, Australia

Safety walking alone during daylight
75.98 High
Safety walking alone during night
42.13 Moderate

Contributors: 461

Last update: June 2021

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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30 Comments so far
John on Apr 10, 2021:
Perth is a hole. Perth is full of crime violence drugs gangs anti social behaviour graffiti vandalism and homeless people. It has gotten very bad. There are a lot of angry violent aggressive people here and there are a lot of meth addicts here and there are a lot of homeless people here. Everytime I go out here I have to constantly be on guard and I have to constantly watch my back. It is not a good city to live in and it is not a safe city to live in. I don't want to raise my children here. When I can I am going to immigrate and go live in Tokyo Japan with my future wife and children and I will live there with my future wife and children and I will raise my children there.
Hamadul on Jan 08, 2021:
The New Year has just begun & a 90 year old couple in South Lake had their power turned off before 3 teen thugs broke in, bashed the elderly couple & robbed them. Old & frail, what chance did the couple have against their attackers ? Rather than call the attack cowardly, brazen, disgusting etc.etc., those 3 perpetrators ought to be bashed up & have their fingers broken for attacking that aged & frail couple.
Western Australian Government on Nov 11, 2020:
"At a time when we are facing unparalled challenges, I find instances of racism in our community to be repugnant.

In a situation where most Western Australians are pulling together to support each other, it has become clear that some people have used the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to create division and hatred.

It may be only a few instances, but the impact is felt widely and deeply.

I am sure that we have all seen reports of students being evicted from their homes, of racist graffiti, banners and slogans, of innocent Western Australians of Chinese and Asian backgrounds being threatened or vilified.

This is criminal behaviour and completely unacceptable in our society.

The Government of Western Australia strongly condemns all forms of racism, discrimination and harassment and has zero tolerance for such acts of hatred.

As a State we are acting swiftly and decisively on these issues, with police, local governments and communities working together to respond immediately to these deplorable offences.

Under this State's Criminal Code, racial vilification carries a maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment.

Anyone engaging in this sort of behaviour will be met with the full force of the law.

Unity and the rejection of discrimination and hatred are critical if we are to succeed in facing the immense challenges before us.

Western Australia is a proudly multicultural State that embraces cultural diversity and community harmony. This is our strength, this is our resilience, and this is what will see us through.

We are all in this together and I have nothing but praise and respect for the vast majority of Western Australians who are supporting each other with compassion and understanding.

I am sure I speak on behalf of all members of the Western Australian Parliament in strongly condemning these appalling acts of racism."
Anon on Aug 22, 2020:
All working age & fit Aboriginals should be in full time employment.
Anon on Aug 16, 2020:
Jaylen Denny Dimer will probably get 5 years because of BLM crap.
Anon. on Jul 27, 2020:
Giuseppe Raco's family will never see him again. And hopefully, Jaylen Denny Dimer will be out in 2060 as Dimer deserves to be in prison for 40 years. Dimer will be on the timer then, private parts and all !
Anonymous on Nov 09, 2019:
Nathan May 18
What planet are you on. You may not have witnessed a serious crime yourself. To say Perth is extremely safe you are living under a rock. Crime is abundant throughout. Only have to turn tv on and watch the news. Elderly women bashed and raped not on a daily basis still it happens way to often elderly people targeted robbed and bashed in their own homes as well as in the streets outside shops. Wake up Nathan. What iv just said has and does happen way to much. In Perth You a clown. To say what you have.
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.