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Crime rate in Murray, WA, Australia

Crime Rank: 46/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    18,252

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    1,352.63 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    1,115

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    61.09

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    241

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

  • Property Crimes
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    569

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    13.20

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    31.17

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    62.98%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    56.14%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Murray crime trends

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Murray crime compared

Top crime types in Murray:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Murray there were 286 reported cases of Theft.

    286

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Murray there were 201 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    201

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Murray there were 159 reported cases of Property damage.

    159

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Murray there were 151 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    151

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Murray there were 78 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    78

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Murray there were 63 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    63

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Murray there were 48 reported cases of Deception.

    48

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Murray there were 43 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    43

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Murray there were 36 reported cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    36

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Murray there were 31 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    31

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Murray there were 10 reported cases of Arson.

    10

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Murray there were 6 reported cases of Robbery.

    6

  • Homicide and related offences

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

    2

  • Abduction and related offences

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

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Murray

    1 in 76

    In 2023 in Murray your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 76

  • 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

  • Murray

    1 in 32

    In 2023 in Murray your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 32

  • 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 Murray rank in crime?

Murray lga is ranked 46/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Murray a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Murray?

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

What is the most reported crime in Murray?

286 Theft cases were reported in Murray in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Murray?

Crime in Murray has decreased by 12.82% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Murray in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Murray?

The least safe suburb in Murray is Birchmont, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Murray?

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

Where are Murray crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Murray by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Birchmont, Nirimba (WA) and Inglehope.


Suburbs in Murray

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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