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Crime rate in South Perth, WA, Australia

Crime Rank: 62/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    43,443

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    20.31 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    4,846

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    111.55

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    605

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

  • Property Crimes
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    2,753

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    13.93

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
    per 1000 people
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    63.37

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    64.99%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    84.71%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year South Perth crime trends

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South Perth crime compared

Top crime types in South Perth:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in South Perth there were 1,836 reported cases of Theft.

    1,836

  • Deception

    In 2023 in South Perth there were 986 reported cases of Deception.

    986

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in South Perth there were 477 reported cases of Property damage.

    477

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in South Perth there were 461 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    461

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in South Perth there were 293 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    293

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in South Perth there were 287 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    287

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

    In 2023 in South Perth there were 135 reported cases of Motor Vehicle Theft.

    135

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in South Perth there were 130 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    130

  • Sexual offences

    In 2023 in South Perth there were 116 reported cases of Sexual offences.

    116

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in South Perth there were 85 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    85

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in South Perth there were 26 reported cases of Robbery.

    26

  • Arson

    In 2023 in South Perth there were 12 reported cases of Arson.

    12

  • Abduction and related offences

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

    1

  • Homicide and related offences

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

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • South Perth

    1 in 72

    In 2023 in South Perth your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 72

  • 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

  • South Perth

    1 in 16

    In 2023 in South Perth your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 16

  • 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 South Perth rank in crime?

South Perth lga is ranked 62/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is South Perth a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in South Perth?

The top crime types in South Perth are Theft, Deception, Property damage.

What is the most reported crime in South Perth?

1,836 Theft cases were reported in South Perth in 2023.

Is crime increasing in South Perth?

Crime in South Perth has increased by 11.66% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in South Perth in 2023?

There were 1 Homicide and related offences cases in South Perth in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in South Perth?

The least safe suburb in South Perth is Salter Point, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in South Perth?

The safest suburb in South Perth is Karawara, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are South Perth crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in South Perth by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Salter Point, Waterford (WA) and South Perth.


Suburbs in South Perth

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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