According to Western Australia Police Force (WAPOL), Calista crime rate for the year ending December 2022 was 19159 incidents per 100,000 population. This represents a 1% decrease from the previous year.

Calista Crime Index

17

(100 is safest)

Safer than 17% of most Australia suburbs

Calista Crime Map

Calista crime map

Is Calista Safe?

Calista has moderate safety metrics. Crime rates in Calista are considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia. Calista is safer than 17% of all Australian suburbs and than 34% of Western Australia suburbs. However, stealing is a common offence in Calista.

Calista Crime Statistics at a Glance

Has Crime in Calista increased or decreased in the past 5 years? The chart below shows the 60-month historical trend of the number of offences that occurred in Calista.

60-month trend of criminal incidents across Calista
  • The number of criminal incidents recorded by Western Australia Police Force in the year 2022 was 378, down 1% from 380 incidents recorded in the same period last year.
  • Calista is in the 34th percentile for safety, meaning 66% of Western Australia suburbs are safer than Calista and 34% of suburbs are more dangerous than Calista.
  • Common crime: stealing.
  • The number of assault offences recorded in 2022 increased by 24% (8 Incidents) compared to the previous year..
  • The number of sexual offences recorded in 2022 increased by 300% (6 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • There were no homicide offences recorded during the years 2021 and 2022.
  • The number of burglary offences recorded in 2022 decreased by 5% (1 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of stealing offences recorded in 2022 increased by 8% (4 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of robbery offences recorded in 2022 increased by 100% (1 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of motor vehicle thefts recorded in 2022 decreased by 57% (4 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of property damage offences recorded in 2022 increased by 4% (1 Incidents) compared to the previous year.

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Crime in Calista: An In-Depth Analysis

According to AU Crime Rate’s analysis of the latest crime statistics from the Western Australia Police Force (WAPOL), Calista is ranked safer than 17% of the suburbs across Australia, regardless of population size. That means that Calista crime rate is considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia.

In Western Australia, only about 66% of suburbs have a lower crime rate than Calista. As a result, Calista has moderate scores in public safety metrics.

If you are a resident of Calista, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 11 (based on the total crime rate of crimes against the person and property combined) while Western Australia average’s is 1 in 13.

Let’s take a closer look at Calista’s crime statistics and see how it fares in terms of crimes against person and property crimes. This information is crucial because it can shed light on whether violent or property crimes or both, are the primary factors driving Calista’s overall crime rate. So, are you curious to learn more about Calista’s crime data and what they reveal about the suburb’s safety and security? Let’s dive in!

AU Crime Rate’s analysis reveals that the against-the-person crime rate in Calista is 3142 per one hundred thousand inhabitants while the Western Australia average rate is 2158. So, one’s chances of becoming a victim of crimes against the person (violent crime) in Calista is 1 in 31. The crimes against the person included in this analysis are homicide, assault, sexual offences, robbery, deprivation of liberty, and threatening behaviour.

From our analysis, we discovered that your odds of becoming a victim of a property crime, if you live in Calista, is 1 in 18. This is equal to a rate of 5322 per one hundred thousand residents compared to a rate of 4822 per 100,000 residents for Western Australia state. It’s worth mentioning that the property crimes tracked here include stealing, stealing of motor vehicles, burglary, arson, and property damage.

Calista Crime Rates by Offences Division

DivisionNumber of CrimesCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)
Offences against the person623142
Offences against Property1055322
Other Offences21110694
Total37819159

Calista Crimes Against the Person

These are violent crimes against people whether these are family violence or non-family violence. Basically, if someone does something to hurt or scare another person, it’s considered a crime against the person. This includes:

  • Assault and related offences: There are different types of assault, like serious assault, which is when someone causes severe injuries as a result of a physical attack, and assault on police, emergency services, or other authorised officers, which is when someone attacks a cop or a paramedic or someone doing their job. There’s also common assault, which is like when someone threatens to punch you or makes you feel scared for your safety.
  • Robbery: There are two types of robbery or mugging: aggravated and non-aggravated. Aggravated robbery is when someone uses a weapon like a knife or a firearm (armed robbery) or causes serious harm to the victim during the robbery, like hitting them with a bat or a gun. Non-aggravated robbery is when someone doesn’t use a weapon or cause serious harm during the robbery but still uses force or the threat of force to take something from the victim.
  • Deprivation of Liberty: This offence typically involves unlawfully detaining or confining another person against their will. The essence of this offence is the intentional restriction of a person’s freedom of movement without lawful excuse or their consent.
  • Threatening behaviour: This represents harassing or threatening someone based on their race, skin colour, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or disability, in what’s known as hate crimes. It also includes insulting someone, cyberbullying, and cyberstalking.

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Crime Against the Person

1 in 31

In Calista

1 in 45

In Western Australia

Crimes Against the Person Comparison (Per 100,000 Residents)

Crimes Against the Person: Calista vs Western Australia

Calista population: 1973

Western Australia population: 2660026

CrimesTotal Criminal IncidentsWA Total Criminal IncidentsCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)WA Crime Rate (per 100,000 residents)
Homicide08503
Assault424075821291532
Sexual offences86342405238
Robbery2150710157
Deprivation of Liberty1252519
Threatening Behaviour98463456318

Calista Against Property offences

These are crimes related to stealing or damaging property or deceiving someone for personal gain. Property crimes include:

  • Stealing: It can be committed in various forms such as shoplifting, stealing from a person’s home, or taking a vehicle without permission. Other examples include stealing a bicycle, snatching a purse, or taking items from an unattended bag.
  • Burglary (unlawful entry): Aggravated and non-aggravated burglaries are examples of burglary. Aggravated burglary involves the use of weapons, threats, or violence during the break-in, while non-aggravated burglary does not involve such factors.
  • Arson: Arson is a criminal act of intentionally setting fire to a property, building, or forest (bushfire)  without lawful or justifiable reason.
  • Property damage: This refers to intentional or accidental harm caused to someone else’s property, such as vandalism, or graffiti.

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of Against Property offences

1 in 18

In Calista

1 in 20

In Western Australia

Crimes Against Property Comparison (Per 100,000 Residents)

Property offences in Calista vs WA

Against Property offences: Calista vs Western Australia

Calista population: 1973

Western Australia population: 2660026

CrimesTotal Criminal IncidentsWA Total Criminal IncidentsCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)WA Crime Rate (per 100,000 residents)
Stealing557201127882707
Stealing of Motor Vehicles36391152240
Burglary/Break and enter1922051963829
Arson19565136
Property Damage272685613681010

Other Offences

The category of other offences encompasses a range of unlawful activities such as drug-related violations, graffiti vandalism, various forms of fraud and related deceptive practices, as well as contraventions of Violence Restraining Orders. These offences, while distinct in nature, all fall under the broader umbrella of criminal activities that are subject to legal penalties.

Other Offences Comparison (Per 100,000 Residents)

Rate of Other offences in Calista vs WA

Other Offences: Calista vs Western Australia

CrimesTotal Criminal IncidentsWA Total Criminal IncidentsCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)WA Crime Rate (per 100,000 residents)
Drug Offences520651253776
Graffiti2201710176
Fraud & Related Offences8312294051174
Breach of Violence Restraint Order712556355472

Calista Crimes per Square KM

Crimes per square km in Calista vs WA

How many murders in Calista in 2022?

According to Western Australia Police Force (WAPOL), there were 0 homicides in Calista in 2022. It’s important to note that this figure includes all homicides, not just murders.

What’s the most common crime in Calista?

According to the latest available data from Western Australia Police Force (WAPOL), the most common type of crime in Calista is stealing.

What is the crime rate in Calista?

The overall crime rate in Calista, as measured by the number of reported offences per 100,000 population was 19159 in the year ending December 2022.

However, it’s important to note that this is an aggregate figure that includes all types of crime, and some types of offences are more prevalent than others. Additionally, crime rates can vary by location, with some areas experiencing higher rates of certain types of crime than others.

Is Calista a safe place to live in?

Calista is safer than 17% of suburbs across Australia and the crime rates are considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia. Compared to Western Australia suburbs, Calista is safer than 34% of other suburbs in the state which are considered moderate safety scores in Western Australia.

Total Crime Stats of Calista

DivisionSubdivisionYear (2021)Year (2022)
Against The PersonHomicide00
Against The PersonSexual Offences28
Against The PersonAssault (Family)2433
Against The PersonAssault (Non-Family)109
Against The PersonThreatening Behaviour (Family)24
Against The PersonThreatening Behaviour (Non-Family)05
Against The PersonDeprivation of Liberty01
Against The PersonRobbery12
Aganst PropertyDwelling Burglary1815
Aganst PropertyNon-Dwelling Burglary24
Aganst PropertyStealing of Motor Vehicle73
Aganst PropertyStealing5155
Aganst PropertyProperty Damage2627
Aganst PropertyArson01
Other OffencesDrug Offences215
Other OffencesGraffiti22
Other OffencesFraud & Related Offences128
Other OffencesBreach of Violence Restraint Order127

Note: This article doesn’t have detailed data for family violence, victims, female offenders, reoffending, stalking, and youth crime. For more information about these topics, check our resources page.

References

  • Western Australia Police Force (WAPOL)
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census QuickStats for all persons

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