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Crime rate in Melville, WA, Australia

Crime Rank: 37/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    106,123

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    54.21 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    6,777

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    63.86

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    1,015

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

  • Property Crimes
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    4,105

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    9.56

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    38.68

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    46.68%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    67.4%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Melville crime trends

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Melville crime compared

Top crime types in Melville:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Melville there were 2,896 reported cases of Theft.

    2,896

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Melville there were 924 reported cases of Deception.

    924

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Melville there were 634 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    634

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Melville there were 560 reported cases of Property damage.

    560

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Melville there were 507 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    507

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Melville there were 315 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    315

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Melville there were 310 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    310

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Melville there were 283 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    283

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Melville there were 140 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    140

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Melville there were 138 reported cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    138

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Melville there were 61 reported cases of Robbery.

    61

  • Abduction and related offences

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

    4

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Melville there were 4 reported cases of Arson.

    4

  • Homicide and related offences

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

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Melville

    1 in 105

    In 2023 in Melville your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 105

  • 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

  • Melville

    1 in 26

    In 2023 in Melville your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 26

  • 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 Melville rank in crime?

Melville lga is ranked 37/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Melville a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Melville?

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

What is the most reported crime in Melville?

2,896 Theft cases were reported in Melville in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Melville?

Crime in Melville has increased by 4.79% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Melville in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Melville?

The least safe suburb in Melville is Ardross, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Melville?

The safest suburb in Melville is Melville (WA), by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Melville crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Melville by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Ardross, Winthrop and Attadale.


Suburbs in Melville

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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