COVID-19 has impacted our community in many ways including in the type and number of crimes being committed.
The good news is that authorities are monitoring and responding to crime trends to help keep us all safe however we all have a role to play in staying informed and making good decisions that help keep ourselves, our families and communities safe and secure.
Stay Informed About Crime in Your Suburb during COVID-19
Information is power! Knowing what is happening in your community is one of the best ways to help prevent crime as it gives you the information you need to make choices that keep you, your family and your property safe and secure.
One of the best ways to keep up-to-date is by checking out the crime statistics for your suburb. You can access these statistics on the WA Police Crime Statistics portal.
You might also like to follow the WA Police on social media as they regularly post important crime updates and public safety information:
Crime Prevention Tips during COVID-19
- Observe your surroundings: COVID-19 provides us with an opportunity to become familiar with who lives around us so we can recognise if something isn’t right or feels out of the ordinary.
- Acknowledge your neighbours: knowing your neighbour is a huge part of keeping your home safe. Whether they’re taking a walk around the block, outside gardening, or sitting on their front porch, it’s the perfect time to wave and say hello.
- Report all suspicious and criminal activity to the police.
- If you have been a victim of crime, reach out for support:
- If you are experiencing domestic violence, help is available. Visit 1800 Respect for safety tips and support.
- If you have been a victim of crime during COVID-19, making decisions can be even more difficult and confusing than usual. Visit the Victims of Crime website for assistance and support.
CSS during COVID-19
Our CSS operates and can be contacted 24/7. Find out more about when to call the CSS. CSS Officers liase weekly with police for information which is used to help target patrols. We also closely monitor reported crime in our community to help identify how we can support WA Police in crime prevention.
Staying Safe Online during COVID-19
As more people rely on the internet and online shopping to meet their needs during this time, it’s never been more important to be aware of cyber security and how to stay safe online. Visit our Cyber and Online Safety page for all you need to know to stay safe online.
Keeping Your Dog Safe during COVID-19
With more people accessing local parks during COVID-19, our rangers have noticed more dogs getting out and about too. Please be a responsible dog owner and keep your dog, and others safe. Visit our dog ownership page to find out where you can and can’t take your dog, and any restrictions that may apply.