Thursday, January 29, 2009

How Bad is Your Perth Suburb?


If you are thinking of buying a house in Perth, one major factor you should consider is the crime rate. One of the best indicators of this is the percentage of homes broken into in that suburb. Here is the crime rate for your Perth during the 2007/08 financial year (to see a more recent post about crime in Perth, click here)

Alexander Heights - 3.7%
Alfred Cove - 1.9%
Anketell - 6.6%
Applecross - 3.5%
Ardross - 2.3%
Armadale - 3.5%
Ascot - 3.8%
Ashby - 1.45%
Ashfield - 5.81%
Attadale - 2%
Atwell - 5.4%
Aubin Grove - 9.4%
Balcatta - 4%
Balga - 7.07%
Ballajura - 1.9%
Banjup - 1.9%
Banksia Grove - 2.5%
Bassendean - 5%
Bateman - 2.5%
Bayswater - 4%
Beaconsfield - 5.99%
Beckenham - 4.5%
Bedford - 1.568%
Beechboro - 3.6%
Beeliar - 7.1%
Beldon - 2.7%
Belhus - 2.3%
Bellevue - 4.1%
Belmont - 5.4%
Bentley - 8.3%
Bertram - 7%
Bibra Lake - 3.5%
Bickley - 5.4%
Bicton - 2%
Booragoon - 1.51%
Boya - 4.3%
Brentwood - 4.7%
Brookdale - 5.7%
Bull Creek - 1.10%
Burns Beach - 6%
Burswood - 7.01%
Butler - 2.8%
Calista - 3.3%
Canning Vale - 2.3%
Cannington - 4.45%
Carabooda - 2.3%
Carine - 1.7%
Carlisle - 5.3%
Carmel - 4.7%
Carramar - 1.07%
Casuarina - 1.5%
Caversham - 7.7%
Champion Lakes - 5.7%
Churchlands - 1.7%
City Beach - 2.1%
Claremont - 2.2%
Clarkson - 4.3%
Cloverdale - 5.2%
Como - 3.8%
Connolly - 1.567%
Coogee - 2.4%
Coolbellup - 3.4%
Coolbinia - 2.9%
Cooloongup - 3.2%
Cottesloe - 2.5%
Craigie - 2.7%
Crawley - 0.8%
Currambine - 1.16%
Daglish - 1.57%
Dalkeith - 1.6%
Darch - 2.1%
Darlington - 4.3%
Dianella - 1.67%
Doubleview - 3.4%
Duncraig - 1.7%
East Cannington - 5.1%
East Fremantle - 3.2%
East Perth - 2.2%
East Victoria Park - 5.6%
Eden Hill - 5.0%
Edgewater - 1.48%
Ellenbrook - 3.9%
Embleton - 4.2%
Ferndale - 2.9%
Floreat - 2.2%
Forrestdale - 5.7%
Forrestfield - 4.1%
Fremantle - 4.4%
Girrawheen - 6.0%
Glen Forrest - 1.9%
Glendalough - 3.7%
Golden Bay - 3.2%
Gooseberry Hill - 2.6%
Gosnells - 4.8%
Greenmount - 4.8%
Greenwood - 1.13%
Guildford - 5.0%
Gwelup - 1.9%
Hamersley - 2.4%
Hamilton Hill - 6.12%
Hammond Park - 4.9%
Hazelmere - 1.4%
Heathridge - 2.4%
Helena Valley - 3.3%
Henley Brook - 2.5%
Herne Hill - 2.3%
High Wycombe - 2.9%
Highgate - 6.5%
Hillarys - 1.25%
Hillman - 2.3%
Hilton - 8.0%
Hocking - 1.7%
Hope Valley - 6.6%
Hovea - 2.9%
Huntingdale - 4.0%
Iluka - 1.9%
Inglewood - 1.9%
Innaloo - 1.8%
Jandakot - 4.9%
Jane Brook - 2.4%
Jindalee - 7.4%
Jolimont - 0.9%
Joondalup - 2.5%
Joondanna - 2.3%
Kalamunda - 1.47%
Kallaroo - 3.1%
Karawara - 9.6%
Kardinya - 2.3%
Karrinyup - 3%
Kelmscott - 3.7%
Kensington - 3%
Kenwick - 4.5%
Kewdale - 3.9%
Kiara - 4.3%
Kingsley - 1.8%
Kinross - 0.96%
Koondoola - 9.3%
Koongamia - 7.0%
Landsdale - 3.5%
Langford - 5.94%
Lathlain - 5.5%
Leda - 3.8%
Leederville - 2.9%
Leeming - 1.35%
Lesmurdie - 1.9%
Lockridge - 3.1%
Lynwood - 2.2%
Maddington - 3.8%
Madeley - 2.2%
Mahogany Creek - 1.3%
Maida Vale - 2.2%
Manning - 5.6%
Marangaroo - 3.7%
Marmion - 2.1%
Martin - 6.5%
Maylands - 2.4%
Medina - 10.6%
Melville - 2.5%
Menora - 1.552%
Merriwa - 2.4%
Middle Swan - 5.90%
Midland - 9%
Midvale - 4.8%
Mindarie - 2.6%
Mirrabooka - 6.7%
Morley - 2.9%
Mosman Park - 3.9%
Mount Claremont - 1.553%
Mount Hawthorn - 1.7%
Mount Lawley - 2.9%
Mount Pleasant - 3.0%
Mount Richon - 3.4%
Mullaloo - 2.3%
Mundaring - 1.328%
Munster - 3.0%
Murdoch - 2.1%
Myaree - 1.0%
Naval Base - 7.1%
Nedlands - 1.43%
Neerabup - 7.9%
Nollamara - 6.8%
Noranda - 1.9%
North Beach - 2.9%
North Fremantle - 3.3%
North Lake - 2.8%
North Perth - 2.2%
Northbridge - 13.6%
Nowergup - 1.3%
O'Connor - 6.9%
Ocean Reef - 1.46%
Orelia - 3.2%
Osborne Park - 3.4%
Padbury - 1.9%
Palmyra - 2.1%
Parkerville - 2.3%
Parkwood - 2.0%
Parmelia - 3.7%
Pearsall - 2.0%
Peppermint Grove - 3.4%
Perth - 3.4%
Port Kennedy - 3.1%
Queens Park - 3.7%
Quinns Rocks - 3.0%
Redcliffe - 7.4%
Ridgewood - 3.5%
Riverton - 4.0%
Rivervale - 4.6%
Rockingham - 3.9%
Roleystone - 1.66%
Rossmoyne - 2.3%
Rottnest Island - 5.5%
Safety Bay - 3.1%
Salter Point - 3.8%
Samson - 5.4%
Scarborough - 2.5%
Secret Harbour - 4.1%
Seville Grove - 6.4%
Shelley - 3.1%
Shenton Park - 0.99%
Shoalwater - 4.5%
Sinagra - 2.4%
Singleton - 2.7%
Sorrento - 2.8%
South Fremantle - 3.6%
South Guildford - 4.9%
South Lake - 9.1%
South Perth - 2.6%
Southern River - 4.7%
Spearwood - 3.8%
St James - 10.2%
Stirling - 2.6%
Stoneville - 2.1%
Stratton - 6.15%
Subiaco - 1.8%
Success - 3.8%
Swan View - 6.6%
Swanbourne - 2.7%
Tapping - 1.9%
The Vines - 3.6%
Thornlie - 3.5%
Trigg - 2.1%
Tuart Hill - 2.3%
Two Rocks - 0.84%
Upper Swan - 3.4%
Victoria Park - 3.8%
Viveash - 5.7%
Waikiki - 3.5%
Walliston - 3.4%
Wandi - 2.8%
Wangara - 5.4%
Wanneroo - 1.561%
Warnbro - 4.3%
Warwick - 1.9%
Waterford - 5.83%
Watermans Bay - 2.6%
Wattle Grove - 7.3%
Wattleup - 4.4%
Wellard - 5.4%
Wembley - 1.49%
Wembley Downs - 1.9%
West Leederville - 2.4%
West Perth - 2.8%
West Swan - 3.3%
Westminster - 10.3%
White Gum Valley - 5.7%
Willagee - 5.6%
Willetton - 2.4%
Wilson - 4.7%
Winthrop - 3.0%
Woodbridge - 4.2%
Woodlands - 2.2%
Woodvale - 1.32%
Yanchep - 2.0%
Yangebup - 4.8%
Yokine - 2.2%

It is also worth considering the reasons why certain suburbs have a high crime rate. For example, Aubin Grove is a very new area with many empty properties which makes it easy to break into without attractng too much neighbourly attention.

One way is to spend a saturday night camped in the street of your desired house and see how the neighbourhood is like.

And here they are. The worst crime suburbs in WA sorted from worst to best 

1 Northbridge 13.60%
2 Medina 10.60%
3 Westminster 10.30%
4 St James 10.20%
5 Karawara 9.60%
6 Aubin Grove 9.40%
7 Koondoola 9.30%
8 South Lake 9.10%
9 Midland 9%
10 Bentley 8.30%
11 Hilton 8.00%
12 Neerabup 7.90%
13 Caversham 7.70%
14 Jindalee 7.40%
15 Redcliffe 7.40%
16 Wattle Grove 7.30%
17 Beeliar 7.10%
18 Naval Base 7.10%
19 Balga 7.07%
20 Burswood 7.01%
21 Bertram 7%
22 Koongamia 7.00%
23 O'Connor 6.90%
24 Nollamara 6.80%
25 Mirrabooka 6.70%
26 Anketell 6.60%
27 Hope Valley 6.60%
28 Swan View 6.60%
29 Highgate 6.50%
30 Martin 6.50%
31 Seville Grove 6.40%
32 Stratton 6.15%
33 Hamilton Hill 6.12%
34 Burns Beach 6%
35 Girrawheen 6.00%
36 Beaconsfield 5.99%
37 Langford 5.94%
38 Middle Swan 5.90%
39 Waterford 5.83%
40 Ashfield 5.81%
41 Brookdale 5.70%
42 Champion Lakes 5.70%
43 Forrestdale 5.70%
44 Viveash 5.70%
45 White Gum Valley 5.70%
46 East Victoria Park 5.60%
47 Manning 5.60%
48 Willagee 5.60%
49 Lathlain 5.50%
50 Rottnest Island 5.50%
51 Atwell 5.40%
52 Belmont 5.40%
53 Bickley 5.40%
54 Samson 5.40%
55 Wangara 5.40%
56 Wellard 5.40%
57 Carlisle 5.30%
58 Cloverdale 5.20%
59 East Cannington 5.10%
60 Bassendean 5%
61 Eden Hill 5.00%
62 Guildford 5.00%
63 Hammond Park 4.90%
64 Jandakot 4.90%
65 South Guildford 4.90%
66 Gosnells 4.80%
67 Greenmount 4.80%
68 Midvale 4.80%
69 Yangebup 4.80%
70 Brentwood 4.70%
71 Carmel 4.70%
72 Southern River 4.70%
73 Wilson 4.70%
74 Rivervale 4.60%
75 Beckenham 4.50%
76 Kenwick 4.50%
77 Shoalwater 4.50%
78 Cannington 4.45%
79 Fremantle 4.40%
80 Wattleup 4.40%
81 Boya 4.30%
82 Clarkson 4.30%
83 Darlington 4.30%
84 Kiara 4.30%
85 Warnbro 4.30%
86 Embleton 4.20%
87 Woodbridge 4.20%
88 Bellevue 4.10%
89 Forrestfield 4.10%
90 Secret Harbour 4.10%
91 Balcatta 4%
92 Bayswater 4%
93 Huntingdale 4.00%
94 Riverton 4.00%
95 Ellenbrook 3.90%
96 Kewdale 3.90%
97 Mosman Park 3.90%
98 Rockingham 3.90%
99 Ascot 3.80%
100 Como 3.80%
101 Leda 3.80%
102 Maddington 3.80%
103 Salter Point 3.80%
104 Spearwood 3.80%
105 Success 3.80%
106 Victoria Park 3.80%
107 Alexander Heights 3.70%
108 Glendalough 3.70%
109 Kelmscott 3.70%
110 Marangaroo 3.70%
111 Parmelia 3.70%
112 Queens Park 3.70%
113 Beechboro 3.60%
114 South Fremantle 3.60%
115 The Vines 3.60%
116 Applecross 3.50%
117 Armadale 3.50%
118 Bibra Lake 3.50%
119 Landsdale 3.50%
120 Ridgewood 3.50%
121 Thornlie 3.50%
122 Waikiki 3.50%
123 Coolbellup 3.40%
124 Doubleview 3.40%
125 Mount Richon 3.40%
126 Osborne Park 3.40%
127 Peppermint Grove 3.40%
128 Perth 3.40%
129 Upper Swan 3.40%
130 Walliston 3.40%
131 Calista 3.30%
132 Helena Valley 3.30%
133 North Fremantle 3.30%
134 West Swan 3.30%
135 Cooloongup 3.20%
136 East Fremantle 3.20%
137 Golden Bay 3.20%
138 Orelia 3.20%
139 Kallaroo 3.10%
140 Lockridge 3.10%
141 Port Kennedy 3.10%
142 Safety Bay 3.10%
143 Shelley 3.10%
144 Karrinyup 3%
145 Kensington 3%
146 Mount Pleasant 3.00%
147 Munster 3.00%
148 Quinns Rocks 3.00%
149 Winthrop 3.00%
150 Coolbinia 2.90%
151 Ferndale 2.90%
152 High Wycombe 2.90%
153 Hovea 2.90%
154 Leederville 2.90%
155 Morley 2.90%
156 Mount Lawley 2.90%
157 North Beach 2.90%
158 Butler 2.80%
159 North Lake 2.80%
160 Sorrento 2.80%
161 Wandi 2.80%
162 West Perth 2.80%
163 Beldon 2.70%
164 Craigie 2.70%
165 Singleton 2.70%
166 Swanbourne 2.70%
167 Gooseberry Hill 2.60%
168 Mindarie 2.60%
169 South Perth 2.60%
170 Stirling 2.60%
171 Watermans Bay 2.60%
172 Banksia Grove 2.50%
173 Bateman 2.50%
174 Cottesloe 2.50%
175 Henley Brook 2.50%
176 Joondalup 2.50%
177 Melville 2.50%
178 Scarborough 2.50%
179 Coogee 2.40%
180 Hamersley 2.40%
181 Heathridge 2.40%
182 Jane Brook 2.40%
183 Maylands 2.40%
184 Merriwa 2.40%
185 Sinagra 2.40%
186 West Leederville 2.40%
187 Willetton 2.40%
188 Ardross 2.30%
189 Belhus 2.30%
190 Canning Vale 2.30%
191 Carabooda 2.30%
192 Herne Hill 2.30%
193 Hillman 2.30%
194 Joondanna 2.30%
195 Kardinya 2.30%
196 Mullaloo 2.30%
197 Parkerville 2.30%
198 Rossmoyne 2.30%
199 Tuart Hill 2.30%
200 Claremont 2.20%
201 East Perth 2.20%
202 Floreat 2.20%
203 Lynwood 2.20%
204 Madeley 2.20%
205 Maida Vale 2.20%
206 North Perth 2.20%
207 Woodlands 2.20%
208 Yokine 2.20%
209 City Beach 2.10%
210 Darch 2.10%
211 Marmion 2.10%
212 Murdoch 2.10%
213 Palmyra 2.10%
214 Stoneville 2.10%
215 Trigg 2.10%
216 Attadale 2%
217 Bicton 2%
218 Parkwood 2.00%
219 Pearsall 2.00%
220 Yanchep 2.00%
221 Alfred Cove 1.90%
222 Ballajura 1.90%
223 Banjup 1.90%
224 Glen Forrest 1.90%
225 Gwelup 1.90%
226 Iluka 1.90%
227 Inglewood 1.90%
228 Lesmurdie 1.90%
229 Noranda 1.90%
230 Padbury 1.90%
231 Tapping 1.90%
232 Warwick 1.90%
233 Wembley Downs 1.90%
234 Innaloo 1.80%
235 Kingsley 1.80%
236 Subiaco 1.80%
237 Carine 1.70%
238 Churchlands 1.70%
239 Duncraig 1.70%
240 Hocking 1.70%
241 Mount Hawthorn 1.70%
242 Dianella 1.67%
243 Roleystone 1.66%
244 Dalkeith 1.60%
245 Daglish 1.57%
246 Bedford 1.57%
247 Connolly 1.57%
248 Wanneroo 1.56%
249 Mount Claremont 1.55%
250 Menora 1.55%
251 Booragoon 1.51%
252 Casuarina 1.50%
253 Wembley 1.49%
254 Edgewater 1.48%
255 Kalamunda 1.47%
256 Ocean Reef 1.46%
257 Ashby 1.45%
258 Nedlands 1.43%
259 Hazelmere 1.40%
260 Leeming 1.35%
261 Mundaring 1.33%
262 Woodvale 1.32%
263 Mahogany Creek 1.30%
264 Nowergup 1.30%
265 Hillarys 1.25%
266 Currambine 1.16%
267 Greenwood 1.13%
268 Bull Creek 1.10%
269 Carramar 1.07%
270 Myaree 1.00%
271 Shenton Park 0.99%
272 Kinross 0.96%
273 Jolimont 0.90%
274 Two Rocks 0.84%
275 Crawley 0.80%


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I LIVED IIN CURRAMBINE TWO YEARS AGO THEY HAD A RIOT THERE, THERE IS ALSO MORE BREAKINS THAN STATISTICS SAY AND BY NAME ONE CANNOT GO BY ANYMORE, THAT IS THE SOBER ATTITUDE AND TRUTH OF IT ALL.

Anonymous said...

I have lived in Casuarina for 12 years and there is basically no crime and if there is a breakin,i heard about 1 last year word gets around the neighborhood very fast and everyone is on the lookout.Hopefully our peacefull suburb dosent change to much with suburbia kreeping up

steve wainwright said...

Its time you updated your site I am part of the Stratton Community Association which was formed in November 2oo8 and I can tell you that over the past 4 years there has been a drastic drop in crime in the area since our formation. As well as this the Association has brought to Stratton over these 4 years Community festivals such as two community days,suburb wide garage sales, movie nights, and a number of other events. Yes we still have crime but what suburb doesn't thes days. The difference is that we have community Association that works closely with Police and the Local Council to deal with issues as they arise. On a side note the Keeping Kids in School program which was first trialed in Stratton through our community Association and now it is state wide. This was not the only event that Stratton was the first in doing that the rest of the state has followed.. Stratton is improving in all areas I have lived here since 1994 and this suburb is improving by the day thanks to having a strong committed community association. Please review your facts.

HomeInPerth said...

Hey guys, these statistics were clearly dated as 2007/08 statistics on the top of the post. We are trying to source more current statistics but these statistics ARE accurate at the time of posting.

In the same way you wouldn't expect a newspaper to make changes to a post 3 years ago, we won't be changing these statistics or taking it down.

Anonymous said...

Just curious what type of crimes they rate this on. Jindalee was mostly a big building site in 2007/2008 and if every crime that was reported was just from building site theft well I don't think it is a true reflection of what a suburb is really like. We built a house up there in the very early stages and have never had a problem. It was only scum bags stealing things from house getting built.

Anonymous said...

These lists are very wrong for people to read into especially new immigrants who are looking for some ifo, if you think for a moment that Watermans Bay has more break ins then Banksia Grove (its before it on the list) then you are very much mistaken. I live in Watermans and its a lovely area, I need to sometimes go to certain pockets in Banksia Grove and trust me you dont always feel safe just driving through.

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