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Crime rate in Esperance, WA, Australia

Crime Rank: 62/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    13,880

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    28,755.58 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    1,129

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    81.34

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    271

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

  • Property Crimes
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    523

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    19.52

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    37.68

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    78.27%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    66.2%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Esperance crime trends

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Esperance crime compared

Top crime types in Esperance:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Esperance there were 247 reported cases of Theft.

    247

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Esperance there were 216 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    216

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Esperance there were 150 reported cases of Property damage.

    150

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Esperance there were 121 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    121

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Esperance there were 112 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    112

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Esperance there were 87 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    87

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Esperance there were 71 reported cases of Deception.

    71

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Esperance there were 49 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    49

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Esperance there were 31 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    31

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Esperance there were 30 reported cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    30

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Esperance there were 9 reported cases of Arson.

    9

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Esperance there were 5 reported cases of Robbery.

    5

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Esperance there were 1 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Esperance

    1 in 51

    In 2023 in Esperance your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 51

  • 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

  • Esperance

    1 in 27

    In 2023 in Esperance your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 27

  • 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 Esperance rank in crime?

Esperance lga is ranked 62/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Esperance a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Esperance?

The top crime types in Esperance are Theft, Assault and related offences, Property damage.

What is the most reported crime in Esperance?

247 Theft cases were reported in Esperance in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Esperance?

Crime in Esperance has increased by 2.36% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Esperance in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Esperance?

The least safe suburb in Esperance is Lort River, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Esperance?

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

Where are Esperance crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Esperance by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Lort River, Wittenoom Hills and Beaumont (WA).


Suburbs in Esperance

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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