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Crime rate in Busselton, WA, Australia

Crime Rank: 45/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    40,534

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    1,423.30 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    2,745

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    67.72

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    548

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

  • Property Crimes
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    1,229

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    13.52

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    30.32

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    63.78%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    53.92%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Busselton crime trends

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Busselton crime compared

Top crime types in Busselton:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Busselton there were 772 reported cases of Theft.

    772

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Busselton there were 527 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    527

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Busselton there were 467 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    467

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Busselton there were 243 reported cases of Property damage.

    243

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Busselton there were 218 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    218

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Busselton there were 152 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    152

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Busselton there were 132 reported cases of Deception.

    132

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Busselton there were 91 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    91

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Busselton there were 67 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    67

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Busselton there were 51 reported cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    51

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Busselton there were 13 reported cases of Robbery.

    13

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Busselton there were 11 reported cases of Arson.

    11

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Busselton there were 1 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Busselton

    1 in 74

    In 2023 in Busselton your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 74

  • 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

  • Busselton

    1 in 33

    In 2023 in Busselton your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 33

  • 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 Busselton rank in crime?

Busselton lga is ranked 45/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Busselton a safe lga?

Busselton lga is a relatively unsafe area. Crime exists and may impact most people.

What are the main crime problems in Busselton?

The top crime types in Busselton are Theft, Drug dealing and trafficking, Assault and related offences.

What is the most reported crime in Busselton?

772 Theft cases were reported in Busselton in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Busselton?

Crime in Busselton has increased by 32.8% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Busselton in 2023?

There were 1 Homicide and related offences cases in Busselton in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Busselton?

The least safe suburb in Busselton is Ruabon, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Busselton?

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

Where are Busselton crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Busselton by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Ruabon, Carbunup River and Hithergreen.


Suburbs in Busselton

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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