There’s no denying that Perth is one of the greatest cities in all of Australia.
Known as the ‘nanna-state’, a report conducted by realestate.com.au in 2019 has revealed that Perth has become the second most liveable city in all of the nation after jumping up two spots from 2018, which is a massive improvement from being rated last place in 2017.
Perth is the second most liveable city in Australia
But what makes Perth so liveable?
Is it our breathtaking beaches? Our slowly-growing city nightlife thanks to Yagan Square and Elizabeth Quay? Nah, it has to be the one and only Bell Tower right?
It definitely has to be the ever so exciting and engaging Bell Tower….said no one ever.
Jokes aside, Perth has been ranked as the second most liveable city in the nation for a number of factors, including safety, availability of affordable housing, high-quality health services, good job prospects and access to the natural environment.
Among the factors listed, safety was valued the most, with 72% of Australians surveyed ranking ‘feeling safe’ as their number one consideration. In fact, Perth residents valued safety more than residents from any other major capital city across the nation.
Perth’s safest neighbourhoods
On this note, we decided to find out where Perth’s safest neighbourhoods are for 2020.
Incidents reported included assault robbery, burglary, car theft, and property damage. Here are the safest suburbs of Perth for 2020.
(crimes per 100 residents)
- Dalkeith 31 reported incidents.
- Floreat 63 reported incidents.
- Lower Chittering 14 reported incidents.
- Leeming 102 reported incidents.
- Iluka 42 reported incidents.
- Menora 25 reported incidents.
- Daglish 14 reported incidents.
- Kingsley 127 reported incidents.
- Wembley Downs 58 reported incidents.
- Duncraig 155 reported incidents.
- Gooseberry Hill 37 reported incidents.
One of the safest suburbs to live in for 2020 with the lowest crime rate was Dalkeith with 47
reported incidents. Although Lower Chittering and Daglish had 14 reported incidents, it was one of the safest suburbs to live in with 0.7 reported incidents per 100 residents.
Perth’s least safest suburbs
Can’t have the best suburbs in Perth without featuring some of the worst neighbourhoods to live in. Here are the suburbs with the highest reported crime rate in Perth for 2020.
(crimes per 100 residents)
- Midvale 241 reported incidents.
- Burswood 309 reported incidents.
- Perth (WA) 1332 reported incidents.
- Midland 728 reported incidents.
- Mandurah 947 reported incidents.
- Wellard 348 reported incidents.
- Fremantle 731 reported incidents.
- Armadale 1216 reported incidents.
- Osborne Park 344 reported incidents.
- Belmont 503 reported incidents.
- Cannington 404 reported incidents.
Although Midvale only has 241 reported incidents compared to 1332 in Perth, Midvale has the highest crime rate per 100 residents with 16, with Burswood following not too far behind on 15 and Perth at 14.
House Safety Tips
If you’re currently living in some of Perth’s most burgled suburbs, here’s WAPOL top 10 tips to avoid being burgled:
- Keep all doors and windows locked at all times, including sheds and garages even when you’re at home.
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- Keep all valuable items such as laptops, mobile phones, cameras, and other electronic devices out of sight.
- Install a security alarm with visible external light and always turn it on.
- Do not hide spare keys around your yard, leave it with a friend, neighbour or relative.
- If you go on holiday arrange for your mail to be held by Australia Post or collected daily by a friend or relative.
- Be careful what you mention on social media.
- Install motion sensor lights to the exterior of your property.
- Keep trees and shrubs trimmed to reduce the opportunity for burglars to hide and increase visibility from the street.
- Engrave or mark your property with your driver’s license number for easy identification.
- Destroy boxes from newly bought appliances, including TVs, fridges, washers, consoles and so on, so they are not on display for burglars to see.