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Crime rate in Shark Bay, WA, Australia

Crime Rank: 72/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    1,033

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    11,003.10 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    82

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    79.38

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    23

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

  • Property Crimes
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    41

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    22.27

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    39.69

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    81.69%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    68.81%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Shark Bay crime trends

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Shark Bay crime compared

Top crime types in Shark Bay:


  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Shark Bay there were 20 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    20

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Shark Bay there were 19 reported cases of Property damage.

    19

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Shark Bay there were 16 reported cases of Theft.

    16

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in Shark Bay there were 8 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    8

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Shark Bay there were 5 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    5

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Shark Bay there were 4 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    4

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in Shark Bay there were 4 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    4

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in Shark Bay there were 3 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    3

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Shark Bay there were 2 reported cases of Deception.

    2

  • Arson

    In 2023 in Shark Bay there were 1 reported cases of Arson.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Shark Bay

    1 in 45

    In 2023 in Shark Bay your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 45

  • 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

  • Shark Bay

    1 in 25

    In 2023 in Shark Bay your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 25

  • 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 Shark Bay rank in crime?

Shark Bay lga is ranked 72/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Shark Bay a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Shark Bay?

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

What is the most reported crime in Shark Bay?

20 Assault and related offences cases were reported in Shark Bay in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Shark Bay?

Crime in Shark Bay has increased by 192.86% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Shark Bay in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Shark Bay in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Shark Bay?

The least safe suburb in Shark Bay is Useless Loop, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Shark Bay?

The safest suburb in Shark Bay is Nerren Nerren, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Shark Bay crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Shark Bay by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Useless Loop, Nanga and Tamala.


Suburbs in Shark Bay

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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