Crime prevention

The City of Stirling aims to provide a strong sense of safety in our community by working with the Police, residents, community organisations and other key partners. Our joint approach to community safety and crime prevention guides the City’s safety initiatives and helps create a safer City.

Know who to call when

Emergency 000 (life-threatening situations)

  • a serious crime is in progress, being witnessed or just committed
  • any situation where life or serious injury is threatened
  • any situation where urgent medical attention is required
  • a car accident where people are trapped or seriously injured
  • a serious air, rail or water incident
  • any incident which poses an immediate threat of danger to people or property, or
  • an explosion or bomb incident or threat.

It is an offence to misuse the 000 emergency services number. Action will be taken against those who misuse or make nuisance calls on the 000 line.

Police Assistance 131 444 (police attendance required)
  • reporting a disturbance or breach of the peace (antisocial behaviour)
  • reporting something which has happened in the past
  • reporting a property-related incident for insurance purposes, or
  • making a complaint against police or another individual.
Stirling Community Patrol 1300 365 356 (24/7 security services)

Stirling Community Patrol provide security patrols 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The City’s community patrol officers:

  • monitor and report suspicious activity and antisocial behaviour
  • attend community disturbances such as noisy parties
  • conduct regular patrols of crime hotspot locations
  • report damage and vandalism in our streets
  • provide a Holiday Watch service. If you are going away for a period of up to eight weeks, Stirling Community Patrol can provide external patrols of your property while you’re away.

If you encounter an emergency situation, please call 000 or 131 444.

Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 (report crimes anonymously)

Crime Stoppers is a community program that helps people to provide anonymous information about criminal activity and suspicious behaviour.

What information should you provide?

  • How you came across the information and how you know it to be true
  • Any information about past or current criminal activity
  • Any information about suspicious or unusual activities
  • The personal details of those involved – such as their names, home address, work address and vehicle registrations, if you know them
  • Details of the criminal activity or suspicious behaviour – date, time, place and so on
  • Details of the property – for example, how many people live there, if they have guard dogs or there are firearms and other weapons present
  • Details of any vehicles involved.
  • Callers aren’t expected to put themselves at risk to obtain these details, but all of the information provided helps the WA Police Force conduct their investigations.

What happens to the information?

Information reports are written from the details provided by members of the public. The reports are added to the WA Police Force intelligence database and where possible are checked against other available information to ensure any incorrect or possibly spiteful details aren’t included. Information reports contain keywords that can be brought to the attention of police officers who are investigating past crimes or new ones. All of the information provided by the public is analysed and becomes part of the WA Police Force’s intelligence holdings. You may also be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers WA if your information leads to an arrest.

Other resources

Cam Map WA 

Cam Map WA is the current version of the WA Police Force State CCTV Register where business, government and private owners of CCTV cameras that capture public areas (streets, shopping malls, hospitals, foyers etc.) can register their cameras. Through a centralised database of CCTV locations, police investigators are able to identify potential CCTV opportunities or to prioritise houses to door knock during investigations, both around the incident location or on potential ingress/egress routes. Cam Map WA only holds owner contact details and camera locations, and it does NOT link to anyone’s CCTV system or footage directly.  If footage is required, investigating officers will use the contact details provided to directly request available footage.

Visit the cam Map WA website.

e-safety Commissioner

The eSafety Commissioner has various functions and powers, under Australian Government legislation, to foster online safety. The eSafety Commissioner was established as an independent statutory office under the Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015 to enhance online safety for Australian children, and to promote and enhance online safety for all Australians. Learn more about e-safety’s key issues here:

e-safety responds to complaints about:

  • image-based abuse involving Australians
  • serious cyberbullying of Australian children
  • complaints about illegal and harmful content, including child sexual abuse material

Visit the e-safety commission website.

Eye on the Street App

Eyes on the Street, powered by Crime Stoppers WA, allows community members to report suspicious activity quickly, easily and anonymously. Community members can easily share information via this mobile app, which will go directly to Crime Stoppers WA and then be directed to the WA Police Force or other law enforcement agencies for their intelligence-gathering and action where appropriate.

For more information, visit the website, or view the video below.

Visit the Eyes on the Street website.

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Eye on the Street App

Eyes on the Street, powered by Crime Stoppers WA, allows community members to report suspicious activity quickly, easily and anonymously. Community members can easily share information via this mobile app, which will go directly to Crime Stoppers WA and then be directed to the WA Police Force or other law enforcement agencies for their intelligence-gathering and action where appropriate.

Visit the website

Top tip

The City of Stirling’s security team does not aim to replace the role of the WA Police. Our team works in conjunction with WA Police by exchanging crime intelligence and responding to moderate community safety concerns. If you encounter an emergency situation, please call 000 or 131 444. 

To view crime statistics for your suburb, visit WA Police website.

Safety tips

How can I make my home safer?

To help keep your home safer, be familiar with the following tips on home safety. 

  • Join Neighbourhood Watch - your neighbours are your most valuable assets, visit the Neighbourhood Watch website for more information
  • Deter theft by engraving your valuables
  • Reduce possible hiding places by trimming trees and shrubs
  • Lock away your valuables and ensure your backyard is secure
  • Make sure the front and rear of your property is well lit. Consider installing motion detector lighting
  • Install a Western Power approved lock on your meter box to protect your power supply
  • Fit external doors with deadlocks and windows with security locks
  • Make unlawful access to your property difficult by fitting security screens to doors and windows
  • Fit an approved alarm system - burglaries are less likely if an alarm is fitted.

How can I make my car safer?

To help keep your car safer, be familiar with the following tips on car safety. 

  • Practice “look, lock, leave” when you park: look around your car and remove any valuables, lock your car and leave it in a well-lit or visible area, near other cars
  • Never leave keys in the ignition, in the vehicle or hidden on or around the vehicle when left unattended
  • Choose well-lit areas when parking at night
  • Lock all doors and ensure the windows are completely closed every time you leave your car
  • Never leave any valuables on display – lock them in the boot prior to arrival or take them with you
  • Where possible, fit an anti-theft device: immobiliser, wheel lock, alarm or locking wheel nuts
  • Do not include your car registration number or a personal address on tags attached to your keys
  • Do not leave registration papers, driver’s license, cheque books, credit cards or other documents that could identify your home or be used by thieves at a later stage.

Being safe in your community

Your community is an extension of your home and a stronger community provides the foundation for you to feel safer and enjoy your surroundings.  Use these personal safety strategies to help you develop a better sense of security in a variety of environments.

  • Be aware of your surroundings

Always consider your surroundings in a relaxed, positive way to enable you identify potential danger and take action to avoid it. Maintaining an awareness of your surroundings will also help you identify places or people that may provide assistance, if needed.

  • Have a personal safety plan

A personal safety plan involves safety strategies that suit your lifestyle and abilities. It involves adopting preventative measures that can reduce the risk of victimisation as well as strategies to respond effectively should safety be threatened. For example, if you are running at night, make sure you are aware of any potential dangers and be prepared to call for help or defend yourself should your safety become threatened.

  • Trust your instincts

Your instincts are usually right. If you have a bad feeling about someone, or if you feel threatened, trust your instincts and remove yourself from the source of potential dancer. This could mean walking or running away, leaving the party or nightclub and going to a place where you feel safe.

  • Help others

If you witness incident consider your own safety first, before attempting to assist or only assist when it is safe to do so. For all life-threatening situations call 000 immediately. Report any safety concerns to the police (1300 365 356).

Personal safety tips for children

To help keep your child safe and aware, encourage them to be familiar with the following tips on personal safety.

  • To make sure your child knows important information like their full name, parent or guardian's full names, their address and phone number
  • Never go anywhere with someone they don't know, even if they offer them lollies, money or ask them for help
  • Don't go into cars or house of neighbours they don't know very well unless a parent or guardian says it is okay
  • Have a secret code word that your child and only a parent or guardian knows
  • Even trusted people shouldn't ask your child to do something that makes them uncomfortable or scared
  • It's okay to say "no" to adults
  • Should say "no" or "stop" if someone touches them inappropriately, and make sure they tell a parent or guardian immediately
  • If they are lost or in danger, to locate a public phone dial 000 for free
  • Be as loud as possible if in danger.