According to Western Australia Police Force (WAPOL), Mount Melville crime rate for the year ending December 2022 was 14481 incidents per 100,000 population. This represents a 16% decrease from the previous year.

Mount Melville Crime Index

25

(100 is safest)

Safer than 25% of most Australia suburbs

Mount Melville Crime Map

Mount Melville crime map

Is Mount Melville Safe?

Mount Melville has moderate safety metrics. Crime rates in Mount Melville are quite a bit higher than average regarding to most Australian suburbs. Mount Melville is safer than 25% of all Australian suburbs and than 43% of Western Australia suburbs. However, stealing is a common offence in Mount Melville.

Mount Melville Crime Statistics at a Glance

Has Crime in Mount Melville 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 Mount Melville.

60-month trend of criminal incidents across Mount Melville
  • The number of criminal incidents recorded by Western Australia Police Force in the year 2022 was 148, down 16% from 176 incidents recorded in the same period last year.
  • Mount Melville is in the 43rd percentile for safety, meaning 57% of Western Australia suburbs are safer than Mount Melville and 43% of suburbs are more dangerous than Mount Melville.
  • Common crime: stealing.
  • The number of assault offences recorded in 2022 increased by 67% (6 Incidents) compared to the previous year..
  • The number of sexual offences recorded in 2022 increased by 200% (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 100% (5 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of stealing offences recorded in 2022 decreased by 20% (5 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • The number of robbery offences recorded in 2022 decreased by 100% (1 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
  • There were no motor vehicle theft offences recorded during the years 2021 and 2022.
  • The number of property damage offences recorded in 2022 decreased by 36% (5 Incidents) compared to the previous year.

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Crime in Mount Melville: An In-Depth Analysis

Based on the latest crime statistics from the Western Australia Police Force (WAPOL), the AU Crime Rate’s analysis indicates that Mount Melville is safer than only 25% of all suburbs across the nation, regardless of population size. This implies that Mount Melville’s crime rate is quite a bit higher than average regarding to most Australian suburbs.

How does Mount Melville perform compared to other suburbs of all population sizes in Western Australia? The crime rate in Mount Melville is greater than that of roughly 57% of other suburbs in Western Australia, leading to moderate public safety scores.

As a resident of Mount Melville, the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 15 based on the combined crime rate of offences against the person and property. This is in contrast to Western Australia’s average, where the chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 13.

To get a more comprehensive understanding of Mount Melville’s crime statistics, it is essential to take a closer look at its against the person and property crime data. This examination is particularly critical because it enables us to determine whether violent crime, property crime, or both are the primary contributors to the total crime rate in Mount Melville. By doing so, we can gain a more in-depth insight into the nature and extent of crime in Mount Melville.

AU Crime Rate’s analysis has uncovered that the rate of crimes against the person in Mount Melville is 2446 per one hundred thousand inhabitants. By contrast, the statewide average for such crimes stands at 2158. This suggests that experiencing serious offences like homicide, assault, sexual offences, robbery, deprivation of liberty, and threatening behaviour is 1 in 40 if you reside in Mount Melville.

Our data reveal that the odds of becoming a victim of property crime in Mount Melville are 1 in 25, with a rate of 3816 incidents per 100,000 residents. Keep in mind that the Western Australian average is 4822 incidents per 100,000 residents. The types of property crimes tracked in this analysis include stealing, stealing of motor vehicles, burglary, arson, and property damage.

Mount Melville Crime Rates by Offences Division

DivisionNumber of CrimesCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)
Offences against the person252446
Offences against Property393816
Other Offences848219
Total14814481

Mount Melville 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 40

In Mount Melville

1 in 45

In Western Australia

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

Crimes Against the Person: Mount Melville vs Western Australia

Mount Melville population: 1022

Western Australia population: 2660026

CrimesTotal Criminal IncidentsWA Total Criminal IncidentsCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)WA Crime Rate (per 100,000 residents)
Homicide08503
Assault154075814681532
Sexual offences66342587238
Robbery01507057
Deprivation of Liberty025209
Threatening Behaviour48463391318

Mount Melville 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 25

In Mount Melville

1 in 20

In Western Australia

Crimes Against Property Comparison (Per 100,000 Residents)

Property offences in Mount Melville vs WA

Against Property offences: Mount Melville vs Western Australia

Mount Melville population: 1022

Western Australia population: 2660026

CrimesTotal Criminal IncidentsWA Total Criminal IncidentsCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)WA Crime Rate (per 100,000 residents)
Stealing207201119572707
Stealing of Motor Vehicles063910240
Burglary/Break and enter1022051978829
Arson0956036
Property Damage9268568811010

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 Mount Melville vs WA

Other Offences: Mount Melville vs Western Australia

CrimesTotal Criminal IncidentsWA Total Criminal IncidentsCrime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)WA Crime Rate (per 100,000 residents)
Drug Offences620651587776
Graffiti2201719676
Fraud & Related Offences2312291961174
Breach of Violence Restraint Order0125560472

Mount Melville Crimes per Square KM

Crimes per square km in Mount Melville vs WA

How many murders in Mount Melville in 2022?

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

What’s the most common crime in Mount Melville?

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

What is the crime rate in Mount Melville?

The overall crime rate in Mount Melville, as measured by the number of reported offences per 100,000 population was 14481 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 Mount Melville a safe place to live in?

Mount Melville is safer than 25% of suburbs across Australia and the crime rates are quite a bit higher than average regarding to most Australian suburbs. Compared to Western Australia suburbs, Mount Melville is safer than 43% of other suburbs in the state which are considered moderate safety scores in Western Australia.

Total Crime Stats of Mount Melville

DivisionSubdivisionYear (2021)Year (2022)
Against The PersonHomicide00
Against The PersonSexual Offences26
Against The PersonAssault (Family)613
Against The PersonAssault (Non-Family)32
Against The PersonThreatening Behaviour (Family)13
Against The PersonThreatening Behaviour (Non-Family)11
Against The PersonDeprivation of Liberty00
Against The PersonRobbery10
Aganst PropertyDwelling Burglary510
Aganst PropertyNon-Dwelling Burglary00
Aganst PropertyStealing of Motor Vehicle00
Aganst PropertyStealing2520
Aganst PropertyProperty Damage149
Aganst PropertyArson20
Other OffencesDrug Offences76
Other OffencesGraffiti22
Other OffencesFraud & Related Offences122
Other OffencesBreach of Violence Restraint Order70

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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