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Crime rate in Broome, WA, Australia

Crime Rank: 100/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    16,955

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    29,014.88 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    7,308

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    431.02

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    2,258

    Total number of violent crimes in the LGA (homicide, assault, sexual assault, robbery, etc...)

  • Property Crimes
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    2,910

    Total number of property crimes in the LGA (arson, burglary, theft, car theft, etc...)

  • Violent Crimes
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    133.18

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    171.63

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    97.38%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    96.58%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Broome crime trends

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Broome crime compared

Top crime types in Broome:


  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Broome there were 2,099 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    2,099

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Broome there were 999 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    999

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Broome there were 936 reported cases of Theft.

    936

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Broome there were 708 reported cases of Property damage.

    708

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Broome there were 662 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    662

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Broome there were 625 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    625

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Broome there were 508 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    508

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Broome there were 345 reported cases of Deception.

    345

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Broome there were 231 reported cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    231

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Broome there were 126 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    126

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Broome there were 36 reported cases of Arson.

    36

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Broome there were 20 reported cases of Robbery.

    20

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Broome there were 11 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    11

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Broome there were 2 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    2

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Broome

    1 in 8

    In 2023 in Broome your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 8

  • WA

    1 in 48

    In 2023 in WA your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 48

  • Australia

    1 in 95

    In 2023 in Australia your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 95

Chances of becoming a victim of a Property crime

  • Broome

    1 in 6

    In 2023 in Broome your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 6

  • WA

    1 in 19

    In 2023 in WA your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 19

  • Australia

    1 in 28

    In 2023 in Australia your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 28

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does Broome rank in crime?

Broome lga is ranked 100/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Broome a safe lga?

Broome lga is a very unsafe area. Crime exists and may impact most people.

What are the main crime problems in Broome?

The top crime types in Broome are Assault and related offences, Burglary/Break and enter, Theft.

What is the most reported crime in Broome?

2,099 Assault and related offences cases were reported in Broome in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Broome?

Crime in Broome has increased by 17.53% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Broome in 2023?

There were 2 Homicide and related offences cases in Broome in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Broome?

The least safe suburb in Broome is Eighty Mile Beach, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Broome?

The safest suburb in Broome is Broome, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Broome crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Broome by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Eighty Mile Beach, Waterbank and Djugun.


Suburbs in Broome

The data is based on annual 2023 data from state police departments and population data from the 2021 ABS Census. Rank is calculated for crimes weighted by severity and proportionate to population.

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