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Crime rate in Canning, WA, Australia

Crime Rank: 70/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    88,974

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    44.33 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    10,497

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    117.98

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    1,467

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

  • Property Crimes
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    6,424

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    16.49

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    72.20

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    71.03%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    88.33%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Canning crime trends

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Canning crime compared

Top crime types in Canning:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Canning there were 4,372 reported cases of Theft.

    4,372

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Canning there were 1,538 reported cases of Deception.

    1,538

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Canning there were 1,245 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    1,245

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Canning there were 1,188 reported cases of Property damage.

    1,188

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Canning there were 633 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    633

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Canning there were 488 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    488

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Canning there were 322 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    322

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Canning there were 258 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    258

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Canning there were 216 reported cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    216

  • Sexual offences

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

    126

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Canning there were 89 reported cases of Robbery.

    89

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Canning there were 15 reported cases of Arson.

    15

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Canning there were 7 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    7

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Canning

    1 in 61

    In 2023 in Canning your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 61

  • 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

  • Canning

    1 in 14

    In 2023 in Canning your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 14

  • 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 Canning rank in crime?

Canning lga is ranked 70/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Canning a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Canning?

The top crime types in Canning are Theft, Deception, Assault and related offences.

What is the most reported crime in Canning?

4,372 Theft cases were reported in Canning in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Canning?

Crime in Canning has increased by 8.22% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Canning in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Canning in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Canning?

The least safe suburb in Canning is Rossmoyne, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Canning?

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

Where are Canning crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Canning by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Rossmoyne, Shelley (WA) and Willetton.


Suburbs in Canning

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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