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Crime rate in Meekatharra, WA, Australia

Crime Rank: 100/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    1,208

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    100,188.62 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    661

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    547.19

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    221

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

  • Property Crimes
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    288

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    182.95

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    238.41

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    98.39%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    98.99%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Meekatharra crime trends

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Meekatharra crime compared

Top crime types in Meekatharra:


  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Meekatharra there were 205 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    205

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Meekatharra there were 99 reported cases of Property damage.

    99

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Meekatharra there were 97 reported cases of Theft.

    97

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Meekatharra there were 71 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    71

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Meekatharra there were 61 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    61

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Meekatharra there were 55 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    55

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Meekatharra there were 20 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    20

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Meekatharra there were 19 reported cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    19

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Meekatharra there were 16 reported cases of Deception.

    16

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Meekatharra there were 13 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    13

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Meekatharra there were 2 reported cases of Robbery.

    2

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Meekatharra there were 2 reported cases of Arson.

    2

  • Abduction and related offences

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

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Meekatharra

    1 in 5

    In 2023 in Meekatharra your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 5

  • 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

  • Meekatharra

    1 in 4

    In 2023 in Meekatharra your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 4

  • 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 Meekatharra rank in crime?

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

Is Meekatharra a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Meekatharra?

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

What is the most reported crime in Meekatharra?

205 Assault and related offences cases were reported in Meekatharra in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Meekatharra?

Crime in Meekatharra has decreased by 14.49% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Meekatharra in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Meekatharra?

The least safe suburb in Meekatharra is Karalundi, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Meekatharra?

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

Where are Meekatharra crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Meekatharra by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Karalundi, Angelo River and Kumarina.


Suburbs in Meekatharra

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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