According to Western Australia Police Force (WAPOL), East Rockingham crime rate for the year ending December 2022 was 74675 incidents per 100,000 population. This represents a 26% increase from the previous year.

East Rockingham Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)

Safer than 3% of most Australia suburbs

East Rockingham Crime Map

East Rockingham crime map

Is East Rockingham Safe?

East Rockingham has low safety metrics. Crime rates in East Rockingham are considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia. East Rockingham is safer than 3% of all Australian suburbs and than 9% of Western Australia suburbs. However, stealing is a common offence in East Rockingham.

East Rockingham Crime Statistics at a Glance

Has Crime in East Rockingham 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 East Rockingham.

60-month trend of criminal incidents across East Rockingham
  • The number of criminal incidents recorded by Western Australia Police Force in the year 2022 was 230, up 26% from 182 incidents recorded in the same period last year.
  • East Rockingham is in the 9th percentile for safety, meaning 92% of Western Australia suburbs are safer than East Rockingham and 9% of suburbs are more dangerous than East Rockingham.
  • Common crime: stealing.
  • The number of assault offences recorded in 2022 decreased by 18% (2 Incidents) compared to the previous year..
  • There was no change in the number of sexual offences recorded during the years 2021 and 2022.
  • The number of homicide offences recorded in 2022 increased by 100% (1 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of burglary offences recorded in 2022 increased by 44% (4 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of stealing offences recorded in 2022 increased by 29% (11 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • There were no robbery offences recorded during the years 2021 and 2022.
  • The number of motor vehicle thefts recorded in 2022 increased by 20% (1 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • There was no change in the number of property damage offences recorded during the years 2021 and 2022.

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Crime in East Rockingham: An In-Depth Analysis

According to AU Crime Rate’s analysis of the latest crime statistics from the Western Australia Police Force (WAPOL), East Rockingham is ranked safer than 3% of the suburbs across Australia, regardless of population size. That means that East Rockingham crime rate is considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia.

In Western Australia, only about 92% of suburbs have a lower crime rate than East Rockingham. As a result, East Rockingham has low scores in public safety metrics.

If you are a resident of East Rockingham, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 3 (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 East Rockingham’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 East Rockingham’s overall crime rate. So, are you curious to learn more about East Rockingham’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 East Rockingham is 3896 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 East Rockingham is 1 in 25. 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 East Rockingham, is 1 in 3. This is equal to a rate of 24351 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.

East Rockingham Crime Rates by Offences Division

DivisionNumber of CrimesCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)
Offences against the person123896
Offences against Property7524351
Other Offences14346429
Total23074675

East Rockingham 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 25

In East Rockingham

1 in 45

In Western Australia

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

Crimes Against the Person: East Rockingham vs Western Australia

East Rockingham population: 308

Western Australia population: 2660026

CrimesTotal Criminal IncidentsWA Total Criminal IncidentsCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)WA Crime Rate (per 100,000 residents)
Homicide1853253
Assault94075829221532
Sexual offences16342325238
Robbery01507057
Deprivation of Liberty025209
Threatening Behaviour18463325318

East Rockingham 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 3

In East Rockingham

1 in 20

In Western Australia

Crimes Against Property Comparison (Per 100,000 Residents)

Property offences in East Rockingham vs WA

Against Property offences: East Rockingham vs Western Australia

East Rockingham population: 308

Western Australia population: 2660026

CrimesTotal Criminal IncidentsWA Total Criminal IncidentsCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)WA Crime Rate (per 100,000 residents)
Stealing4972011159092707
Stealing of Motor Vehicles663911948240
Burglary/Break and enter13220514221829
Arson0956036
Property Damage72685622731010

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 East Rockingham vs WA

Other Offences: East Rockingham vs Western Australia

CrimesTotal Criminal IncidentsWA Total Criminal IncidentsCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)WA Crime Rate (per 100,000 residents)
Drug Offences14206514545776
Graffiti02017076
Fraud & Related Offences123122938961174
Breach of Violence Restraint Order212556649472

East Rockingham Crimes per Square KM

Crimes per square km in East Rockingham vs WA

How many murders in East Rockingham in 2022?

According to Western Australia Police Force (WAPOL), there were 1 homicides in East Rockingham in 2022. It’s important to note that this figure includes all homicides, not just murders.

What’s the most common crime in East Rockingham?

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

What is the crime rate in East Rockingham?

The overall crime rate in East Rockingham, as measured by the number of reported offences per 100,000 population was 74675 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 East Rockingham a safe place to live in?

East Rockingham is safer than 3% of suburbs across Australia and the crime rates are considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia. Compared to Western Australia suburbs, East Rockingham is safer than 9% of other suburbs in the state which are considered low safety scores in Western Australia.

Total Crime Stats of East Rockingham

DivisionSubdivisionYear (2021)Year (2022)
Against The PersonHomicide01
Against The PersonSexual Offences11
Against The PersonAssault (Family)95
Against The PersonAssault (Non-Family)24
Against The PersonThreatening Behaviour (Family)00
Against The PersonThreatening Behaviour (Non-Family)61
Against The PersonDeprivation of Liberty00
Against The PersonRobbery00
Aganst PropertyDwelling Burglary01
Aganst PropertyNon-Dwelling Burglary912
Aganst PropertyStealing of Motor Vehicle56
Aganst PropertyStealing3849
Aganst PropertyProperty Damage77
Aganst PropertyArson00
Other OffencesDrug Offences914
Other OffencesGraffiti00
Other OffencesFraud & Related Offences012
Other OffencesBreach of Violence Restraint Order52

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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