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Crime rate in Merredin, WA, Australia

Crime Rank: 100/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    3,127

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    3,293.78 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    327

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    104.57

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    109

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

  • Property Crimes
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    105

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    34.86

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    33.58

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    89.13%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    61.97%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Merredin crime trends

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Merredin crime compared

Top crime types in Merredin:


  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Merredin there were 101 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    101

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Merredin there were 47 reported cases of Property damage.

    47

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Merredin there were 44 reported cases of Deception.

    44

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Merredin there were 38 reported cases of Theft.

    38

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Merredin there were 24 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    24

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Merredin there were 23 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    23

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Merredin there were 22 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    22

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Merredin there were 13 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    13

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Merredin there were 6 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    6

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Merredin there were 6 reported cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    6

  • Homicide and related offences

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

    1

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Merredin there were 1 reported cases of Robbery.

    1

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Merredin there were 1 reported cases of Arson.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Merredin

    1 in 29

    In 2023 in Merredin your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 29

  • 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

  • Merredin

    1 in 30

    In 2023 in Merredin your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 30

  • 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 Merredin rank in crime?

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

Is Merredin a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Merredin?

The top crime types in Merredin are Assault and related offences, Property damage, Deception.

What is the most reported crime in Merredin?

101 Assault and related offences cases were reported in Merredin in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Merredin?

Crime in Merredin has increased by 10.1% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Merredin in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Merredin?

The least safe suburb in Merredin is Tandegin, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Merredin?

The safest suburb in Merredin is Hines Hill, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Merredin crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Merredin by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Tandegin, Nukarni and South Burracoppin.


Suburbs in Merredin

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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