City urges residents to report crime

The City of Karratha is reminding residents to report crime and disruptive behaviour to help keep the City safe and clean for our community and visitors.

The reminder comes as Council reaffirms its commitment to community safety and crime prevention through a range of measures including additional street and footpath lighting, increased CCTV surveillance and crime prevention through environmental design.

City of Karratha Deputy Mayor John Lally said it was important for people to be vigilant about their home and personal security and to report incidents of crime to the Police.

“The City’s Safer Communities Partnership implements a range of initiatives which are aimed at reducing preventable crime and making the City of Karratha a safer and cleaner place to live,” Cr Lally said.

“These activities, however, are just part of the solution; we are relying on residents to take the necessary measures to ensure their property is properly secured and to report any incidents of crime to the Police rather than through social media.”

“Observing activity on the street and reporting suspicious behaviour and criminal activity to the Police is a critical step to ensuring the appropriate resources are allocated and the incident is responded to.”

Recent Police statistics did not support the introduction of privately contracted security patrols or extend Ranger services at this time.

“At this stage Council is of the view that resources would be better allocated bolstering activities undertaken by the Safer Communities Partnership and supporting the Police in their role to address preventable crime.”

The Safer Communities Partnership is a City of Karratha initiative with representatives from the local Police, Housing Authority, Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project and Rio Tinto.

All statistics for crime can be viewed by members of the public on the WA Police website.

Reporting Crime and Disruptive Behaviour:

Police
000 (life-threatening emergency only)
131 444 (Police assistance)
www.police.wa.gov.au/Contact-Us/About-calling-000-and-131-444

Crime Stoppers
1800 333 000
www.crimestopperswa.com.au

City of Karratha (litter, graffiti and facility damage)
9186 8555
karratha.wa.gov.au/contact-us

Housing Authority (disruptive behaviour)
1300 597 076
Online Disruptive Behaviour Reporting Form