perths safest suburbs 2022
Find out the safest Perth suburbs and where they are. Image: Canva.
  • Perth's prestigious Golden Triangle (western suburbs) featured heavily on the list.
  • Areas including the Chittering Valley in the wildflower-clad hills also made the list.
  • Dalkeith, one of Perth's most expensive riverside suburbs, was the top performer.

Perth is one of the most affordable Australian cities to live in, with many flocking to the white sandy shores of Western Australia as places like Sydney and Melbourne become far to expensive.

Naturally, many are wondering what the safest suburbs to live in are, with the following derived from Perth Crime Map. The answers may not come as a surprise to longtime Perth residents.

Top 20 safest suburbs in Perth

  1. Dalkeith, 0.7 crimes per 100 residents
  2. Floreat, 0.9 crimes per 100 residents
  3. Lower Chittering, 0.9 crimes per 100 residents
  4. Leeming, 0.9 crimes per 100 residents
  5. Iluka, 0.9 crimes per 100 residents
  6. Menora, 0.9 crimes per 100 residents
  7. Daglish, 0.9 crimes per 100 residents
  8. Kingsley, 1 crimes per 100 residents
  9. Wembley Downs, 1 crimes per 100 residents
  10. Duncraig, 1 crimes per 100 residents
  11. Gooseberry Hill, 1 crimes per 100 residents
  12. Carine, 1.1 crimes per 100 residents
  13. Gwelup, 1.1 crimes per 100 residents
  14. Tapping, 1.1 crimes per 100 residents
  15. Ocean Reef, 1.2 crimes per 100 residents
  16. Chidlow, 1.2 crimes per 100 residents
  17. Ashby, 1.2 crimes per 100 residents
  18. Crawley, 1.2 crimes per 100 residents
  19. Winthrop, 1.2 crimes per 100 residents
  20. Parkerville, 1.2 crimes per 100 residents

Dalkeith

This Perth suburb is one of the most prestigious and expensive suburbs in the state, with several Dalkeith streets featuring in Perth’s most expensive streets list.

The leafy green suburb is a 10 kilometre hop to Perth, and is surrounded by the Swan River. It also features countless enviable mansions. The suburb is part of Perth’s Western suburbs, sometimes referred to as the Golden Triangle, typically bound by City Beach to the north, Fremantle to the south and the CBD, including Applecross.

The tiny dotted space below, flagged by the Nedlands Yacht Club and Point Resolution reserve, is the triangle within the triangle – Dalkeith.

Perth Crime Map data shows the suburb most commonly saw burglaries, with seven home burglaries, four categorised as other, and three car thefts.

26 jutland parade dalkeith perths second most expensive home 2022
26 Jutland Parade was a close second for most expensive house in Perth 2022. Image: Prestige International, as retrieved from Domain.

Floreat

Also located in the prestigious Western Suburbs, Floreat is about seven kilometres west of Perth’s CBD. The suburb is home to architectural delights like Eden by Hillam Architects, the property is a multi-award winning apartment project.

The suburb also featured on Perth’s most expensive suburb list.

Again, the most common form of crime, was burglary, with assault a close second.

Lower Chittering

Located about an hour north east of Perth, close to Toodyay, the suburb of Lower Chittering is known by locals for its sensational undulating and green landscape. The Chittering Valley is a wildflower paradise and is typically described as rural.

Data for the suburb shows the most common forms of crime were assault, followed by various forms of burglary.

Leeming

20 kilometres south of Perth, the suburb is known for being a fairly affluent suburb, home to the Melville Glades Golf Club, and is close to Jandakot Airport.

Leeming is widely known for being a family-friendly suburb, with excellent access to educational institutions from primary through to tertiary, including Murdoch University.

Burglaries were the dominant form of crime for the suburb.

Iluka

Half an hour north of Perth, the beachside suburb of Iluka is an affordable seaside gem for many. It is located just south of other suburbs considered to be safe such as Burns Beach.

The suburb is close to many great family-friendly amenities such as Joondalup Resort, Grand Cinemas in Currambine, and HBF Arena.

The dominant form of crime was burglary.

How bad is crime in Perth?

According to WA Police Force data between July 2022 and December 2022, Perth metropolitan region saw total selected offences against the person of 18,212, and total selected offences against property of 50,137, for a grand total of 68,349.

For the same period, the data per 100,000 people was 850.0 for offences against the person, 2,340 against property, and 3,190 combined.

How does this compare to previous years?

Canstar’s safest suburbs report looked at July 2018 to July 2019, and ranked Iluka at number one with 1.33 reported incidents per 100 residents.

Mahogany Creek was next at 1.56 reported incidents per 100 residents, Hovea (1.77), Stoneville (1.81), Parkerville (1.89), Tapping (2.04, Burns Beach (2.34), Connolly (2.36), Roleystone (2.64), and Darch at 2.70.

Note: The way the Canstar report analysed data is very likely to be different to the way Perth Crime Map analysed data.

Perth’s most crime-affected suburbs

According to Perth Crime Map, the most crime happened in:

  1. Midvale, 15.9 crimes per 100 residents
  2. Burswood, 15.2 crimes per 100 residents
  3. Perth, 14.4 crimes per 100 residents
  4. Midland, 14.2 crimes per 100 residents
  5. Mandurah, 12.9 crimes per 100 residents
  6. Wellard, 10.7 crimes per 100 residents
  7. Fremantle, 9.5 crimes per 100 residents
  8. Armadale, 9.5 crimes per 100 residents
  9. Osborne Park, 8.5 crimes per 100 residents
  10. Belmont, 8.0 crimes per 100 residents
  11. Cannington, 7.7 crimes per 100 residents
  12. Forrestdale, 7.6 crimes per 100 residents
  13. Balga, 7.1 crimes per 100 residents
  14. Brookdale, 7.0 crimes per 100 residents
  15. Lockridge, 6.8 crimes per 100 residents
  16. Karawara, 6.8 crimes per 100 residents
  17. Carlisle, 6.8 crimes per 100 residents
  18. Coodanup, 6.7 crimes per 100 residents
  19. St James, 6.7 crimes per 100 residents
  20. Bellevue, 6.7 crimes per 100 residents

Please note that some of the above data have been provided without further analysis or context, which may materially skew the outcome of any rankings and analysis.



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