The Safer Melville Plan

The 2012 – 2016 Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan (CSCP) and the 2014 – 2016 Graffiti Management Plan (GMP) have been implemented. Some of the key highlights from these plans include:

  • City of Melville being the first community in WA to be accredited as a Pan Pacific Safe Community
  • An increase in the percentage of respondents who reported feeling safe in their local area when comparing data from 2012 to data from 2017, and
  • The City of Melville set the industry high for satisfaction with graffiti removal services in the 2016 Community Perceptions Survey.

These plans have now been reviewed and the 2017 – 2021 Safer Melville Plan (the Plan) has been developed. The Plan was endorsed by the Safer Melville Advisory Committee on 19 July 2017.

You can view the full Plan here and the process undertaken to develop it.

You can also view a summary version of the 2017 – 2021 Safer Melville Plan, pick up a hardcopy at our remote sites or contact Customer Service on 1300 635 845 or 9364 0666 to request for a copy to be sent to you.

What you told us

The City’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan is under review and in February 2017 we asked the community their perception of crime and safety issues in Melville. Various types of engagement were used to inform the new Safer Melville Plan.

We hosted face to face interviews at Melville’s Safe Day Out event, an online survey, with an interactive map where participants could “pin” areas they felt unsafe and why.

This survey was emailed directly to a proportion of people on the City’s email database and promoted through the Melville Times social media posters and flyers.

166 online surveys, 16 face to face interviews, and 18 pins on the interactive map were received. The results were analysed by Shannon Renner and Dr Joe Clare of Murdoch University.

This data along with other information like crime statistics will now be used to develop the 2017–2021 Safer Melville Plan. For more information, visit

What You Told Us

You told us that you feel safe here and feel the City is a safe place to live, work and study, with CSS making you feel even safer

Residential burglary, theft, anti-social behaviour and road safety are top priorities you would like local authorities to focus on.

What Suburbs Want

The survey data showed that respondents from some suburbs shared similar views on which areas they would like their local crime and safety authorities to focus on.

The majority of respondents identified inattention/distraction as the most common factor causing road crashes.

The overwhelming majority of respondents suggested that the main cause of inattention while driving was use of mobile phones.

Places where you told us you felt unsafe

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