According to Western Australia Police Force (WAPOL), Highgate crime rate for the year ending December 2022 was 47260 incidents per 100,000 population. This represents a 35% increase from the previous year.

Highgate Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)

Safer than 9% of most Australia suburbs

Highgate Crime Map

Highgate (WA) crime map

Is Highgate Safe?

Highgate has low safety metrics. Crime rates in Highgate are considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia. Highgate is safer than 9% of all Australian suburbs and than 13% of Western Australia suburbs. However, stealing is a common offence in Highgate.

Highgate Crime Statistics at a Glance

Has Crime in Highgate 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 Highgate.

60-month trend of criminal incidents across Highgate
  • The number of criminal incidents recorded by Western Australia Police Force in the year 2022 was 1104, up 35% from 818 incidents recorded in the same period last year.
  • Highgate is in the 13rd percentile for safety, meaning 87% of Western Australia suburbs are safer than Highgate and 13% of suburbs are more dangerous than Highgate.
  • Common crime: stealing.
  • The number of assault offences recorded in 2022 increased by 127% (28 Incidents) compared to the previous year..
  • The number of sexual offences recorded in 2022 decreased by 50% (4 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 increased by 26% (8 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of stealing offences recorded in 2022 increased by 47% (61 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of robbery offences recorded in 2022 decreased by 40% (2 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of motor vehicle thefts recorded in 2022 increased by 114% (8 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of property damage offences recorded in 2022 increased by 63% (12 Incidents) compared to the previous year.

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Crime in Highgate: An In-Depth Analysis

According to AU Crime Rate’s analysis of the latest crime statistics from the Western Australia Police Force (WAPOL), Highgate is ranked safer than 9% of the suburbs across Australia, regardless of population size. That means that Highgate crime rate is considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia.

In Western Australia, only about 87% of suburbs have a lower crime rate than Highgate. As a result, Highgate has low scores in public safety metrics.

If you are a resident of Highgate, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 6 (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 Highgate’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 Highgate’s overall crime rate. So, are you curious to learn more about Highgate’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 Highgate is 2783 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 Highgate is 1 in 35. 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 Highgate, is 1 in 7. This is equal to a rate of 11772 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.

Highgate Crime Rates by Offences Division

DivisionNumber of CrimesCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)
Offences against the person652783
Offences against Property27511772
Other Offences76432705
Total110447260

Highgate 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 35

In Highgate

1 in 45

In Western Australia

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

Crimes Against the Person: Highgate vs Western Australia

Highgate population: 2336

Western Australia population: 2660026

CrimesTotal Criminal IncidentsWA Total Criminal IncidentsCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)WA Crime Rate (per 100,000 residents)
Homicide08503
Assault504075821401532
Sexual offences46342171238
Robbery3150712857
Deprivation of Liberty025209
Threatening Behaviour88463342318

Highgate 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 7

In Highgate

1 in 20

In Western Australia

Crimes Against Property Comparison (Per 100,000 Residents)

Property offences in Highgate vs WA

Against Property offences: Highgate vs Western Australia

Highgate population: 2336

Western Australia population: 2660026

CrimesTotal Criminal IncidentsWA Total Criminal IncidentsCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)WA Crime Rate (per 100,000 residents)
Stealing1907201181342707
Stealing of Motor Vehicles156391642240
Burglary/Break and enter39220511670829
Arson0956036
Property Damage312685613271010

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 Highgate vs WA

Other Offences: Highgate vs Western Australia

CrimesTotal Criminal IncidentsWA Total Criminal IncidentsCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)WA Crime Rate (per 100,000 residents)
Drug Offences33206511413776
Graffiti4201717176
Fraud & Related Offences1633122969781174
Breach of Violence Restraint Order1212556514472

Highgate Crimes per Square KM

Crimes per square km in Highgate vs WA

How many murders in Highgate in 2022?

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

What’s the most common crime in Highgate?

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

What is the crime rate in Highgate?

The overall crime rate in Highgate, as measured by the number of reported offences per 100,000 population was 47260 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 Highgate a safe place to live in?

Highgate is safer than 9% of suburbs across Australia and the crime rates are considerably higher than the average across most suburbs in Australia. Compared to Western Australia suburbs, Highgate is safer than 13% of other suburbs in the state which are considered low safety scores in Western Australia.

Total Crime Stats of Highgate

DivisionSubdivisionYear (2021)Year (2022)
Against The PersonHomicide00
Against The PersonSexual Offences84
Against The PersonAssault (Family)919
Against The PersonAssault (Non-Family)1331
Against The PersonThreatening Behaviour (Family)03
Against The PersonThreatening Behaviour (Non-Family)35
Against The PersonDeprivation of Liberty10
Against The PersonRobbery53
Aganst PropertyDwelling Burglary1530
Aganst PropertyNon-Dwelling Burglary169
Aganst PropertyStealing of Motor Vehicle715
Aganst PropertyStealing129190
Aganst PropertyProperty Damage1931
Aganst PropertyArson20
Other OffencesDrug Offences3133
Other OffencesGraffiti04
Other OffencesFraud & Related Offences130163
Other OffencesBreach of Violence Restraint Order2112

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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