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Crime rate in West Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 3003

Suburb in Melbourne

Crime Rank: 24/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    8,025

    Population of the suburb from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    6.58 km2

    Area size of the suburb in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    941

    Total number of crimes in the suburb

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    117.26

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    80

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

  • Property Crimes
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    584

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

  • Violent Crimes
    per 1000 people
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    9.97

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
    per 1000 people
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    72.77

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • suburbs with less
    Violent Crimes
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    79.55%

    Number of suburbs with less violent crimes

  • suburbs with less
    Property Crimes
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    91.63%

    Number of suburbs with less property crimes

5 year West Melbourne crime trends

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West Melbourne crime compared

Top crime types in West Melbourne:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in West Melbourne there were 334 reported cases of Theft.

    334

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in West Melbourne there were 138 reported cases of Property damage.

    138

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in West Melbourne there were 108 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    108

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in West Melbourne there were 76 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    76

  • Breaches of orders

    In 2023 in West Melbourne there were 68 reported cases of Breaches of orders.

    68

  • Drug use and possession

    In 2023 in West Melbourne there were 36 reported cases of Drug use and possession.

    36

  • Deception

    In 2023 in West Melbourne there were 31 reported cases of Deception.

    31

  • Weapons and explosives offences

    In 2023 in West Melbourne there were 27 reported cases of Weapons and explosives offences.

    27

  • Justice procedures offences

    In 2023 in West Melbourne there were 23 reported cases of Justice procedures offences.

    23

  • Disorderly and offensive conduct

    In 2023 in West Melbourne there were 22 reported cases of Disorderly and offensive conduct.

    22

  • Other crimes against the person

    In 2023 in West Melbourne there were 20 reported cases of Other crimes against the person.

    20

  • Public nuisance offences

    In 2023 in West Melbourne there were 14 reported cases of Public nuisance offences.

    14

  • Drug dealing and trafficking

    In 2023 in West Melbourne there were 13 reported cases of Drug dealing and trafficking.

    13

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in West Melbourne there were 9 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    9

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in West Melbourne there were 8 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    8

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in West Melbourne there were 4 reported cases of Robbery.

    4

  • Arson

    In 2023 in West Melbourne there were 4 reported cases of Arson.

    4

  • Cultivate or manufacture drugs

    In 2023 in West Melbourne there were 4 reported cases of Cultivate or manufacture drugs.

    4

  • Transport regulation offences

    In 2023 in West Melbourne there were 2 reported cases of Transport regulation offences.

    2

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • West Melbourne

    1 in 100

    In 2023 in West Melbourne your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 100

  • VIC

    1 in 146

    In 2023 in VIC your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 146

  • 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

  • West Melbourne

    1 in 14

    In 2023 in West Melbourne your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 14

  • VIC

    1 in 31

    In 2023 in VIC your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 31

  • 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 West Melbourne rank in crime?

West Melbourne suburb is ranked 24/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is West Melbourne a safe suburb?

West Melbourne suburb is moderately safe. Crime exists and may impact some people.

What are the main crime problems in West Melbourne?

The top crime types in West Melbourne are Theft, Property damage, Burglary/Break and enter.

What is the most reported crime in West Melbourne?

334 Theft cases were reported in West Melbourne in 2023.

Is crime increasing in West Melbourne?

Crime in West Melbourne has increased by 3.63% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in West Melbourne in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in West Melbourne in 2023.

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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