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Crime rate in Port Hedland, WA, Australia

Crime Rank: 100/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    15,628

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    9,927.96 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    3,766

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    240.98

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    1,123

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

  • Property Crimes
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    1,609

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    71.86

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    102.96

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    94.16%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    93.96%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Port Hedland crime trends

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Port Hedland crime compared

Top crime types in Port Hedland:


  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Port Hedland there were 1,030 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    1,030

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Port Hedland there were 569 reported cases of Theft.

    569

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Port Hedland there were 497 reported cases of Property damage.

    497

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Port Hedland there were 355 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    355

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Port Hedland there were 352 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    352

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Port Hedland there were 240 reported cases of Deception.

    240

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Port Hedland there were 232 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    232

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Port Hedland there were 210 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    210

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in Port Hedland there were 158 reported cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    158

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Port Hedland there were 79 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    79

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Port Hedland there were 30 reported cases of Arson.

    30

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Port Hedland there were 11 reported cases of Robbery.

    11

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Port Hedland there were 2 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    2

  • Homicide and related offences

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

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Port Hedland

    1 in 14

    In 2023 in Port Hedland your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 14

  • 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

  • Port Hedland

    1 in 10

    In 2023 in Port Hedland your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 10

  • 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 Port Hedland rank in crime?

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

Is Port Hedland a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Port Hedland?

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

What is the most reported crime in Port Hedland?

1,030 Assault and related offences cases were reported in Port Hedland in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Port Hedland?

Crime in Port Hedland has increased by 3.18% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Port Hedland in 2023?

There were 1 Homicide and related offences cases in Port Hedland in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Port Hedland?

The least safe suburb in Port Hedland is De Grey, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Port Hedland?

The safest suburb in Port Hedland is South Hedland, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Port Hedland crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Port Hedland by crime crime rank and violent crimes are De Grey, Redbank (WA) and Port Hedland.


Suburbs in Port Hedland

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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