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Crime rate in Karratha, WA, Australia

Crime Rank: 100/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    22,254

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    7,147.98 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    3,906

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    175.52

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    1,340

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

  • Property Crimes
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    1,378

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    60.21

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    61.92

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    92.35%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    83.9%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Karratha crime trends

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Karratha crime compared

Top crime types in Karratha:


  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Karratha there were 1,239 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    1,239

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Karratha there were 534 reported cases of Theft.

    534

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Karratha there were 515 reported cases of Property damage.

    515

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Karratha there were 393 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    393

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Karratha there were 338 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    338

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Karratha there were 310 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    310

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Karratha there were 242 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    242

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Karratha there were 147 reported cases of Deception.

    147

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Karratha there were 82 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    82

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Karratha there were 59 reported cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    59

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Karratha there were 28 reported cases of Arson.

    28

  • Robbery

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

    13

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Karratha there were 4 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    4

  • Homicide and related offences

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

    2

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Karratha

    1 in 17

    In 2023 in Karratha your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 17

  • 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

  • Karratha

    1 in 16

    In 2023 in Karratha your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 16

  • 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 Karratha rank in crime?

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

Is Karratha a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Karratha?

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

What is the most reported crime in Karratha?

1,239 Assault and related offences cases were reported in Karratha in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Karratha?

Crime in Karratha has increased by 7.46% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Karratha in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Karratha?

The least safe suburb in Karratha is Cossack (WA), by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Karratha?

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

Where are Karratha crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Karratha by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Cossack (WA), Barrow Island and Gnoorea.


Suburbs in Karratha

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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