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geraldine2 Nov 26th 2008 7:47 pm

Crime in Australia
 
Dear all

I would like to know various crimes occuring in Darwin,perth,Sydney,victoria and brisbane.

Iam moving with my family to Australia with three daughters,which city is safe for me.

From the thread i feel Perth look most dangerous to live.

Please!!! Please advise?


Reards

Gerald

Petals Nov 26th 2008 7:50 pm

Re: Crime in Australia
 
Just because you read about the crime does not mean its happening in every neighbourhood all the time. There is crime but the majority of people who live here are not involved in anything just like everywhere else. If you read the daily papers from each city there will be a crime mentioned every day just like a car accident but for most of us we just get on with our lives lawfully and safely.

iamthecreaturefromuranus Nov 26th 2008 7:55 pm

Re: Crime in Australia
 
Going from what i read on here Perth sounds like Baghdad on a bad day... I doubt its really like that. :)

Pollyana Nov 26th 2008 10:26 pm

Re: Crime in Australia
 

Originally Posted by geraldine2 (Post 7012898)
Dear all

I would like to know various crimes occuring in Darwin,perth,Sydney,victoria and brisbane.

Iam moving with my family to Australia with three daughters,which city is safe for me.

From the thread i feel Perth look most dangerous to live.

Please!!! Please advise?


Reards

Gerald

Australia has the same crimes as the rest of the world, its just another country.

Same crimes, different bucket.

ABCDiamond Nov 26th 2008 10:40 pm

Re: Crime in Australia
 

Originally Posted by iamthecreaturefromuranus (Post 7012944)
Going from what i read on here Perth sounds like Baghdad on a bad day... I doubt its really like that. :)

:rofl:

It really does vary a lot. Some guy got hit by someone with a baseball bat near us, it made front page news in the newspapers.

Other areas, someone shoots into someones house, and we hear nothing about it.

It is just like the UK, in some areas it can be bad, in others very little.

Some people from a good area in the UK move to a bad area in Australia, and their opinion of Australian crime is going to be very bad.

The people who move from a bad area in the UK (like me), to a good area in Australia, will "feel" that there is less crime in Australia.

I feel that the worst areas of Sydney may be worse than the worst areas of Brisbane, but although living in both cities, as I haven't actually lived in either of the "bad" areas of the two, I cannot be sure.

Reading the newspapers is no real guide to the true situation...

There is a suburb about 1 hour south of Darwin that has no crime, and no one bothers to lock the doors etc.
However, after hearing that on the TV, I do wonder how many of the criminal type are moving up that way now :)

James516 Nov 26th 2008 11:13 pm

Re: Crime in Australia
 
Crime in Brisbane is terrible - I was murdered and dismembered three times on my way to work this morning alone.

nessyp Nov 26th 2008 11:40 pm

Re: Crime in Australia
 
It depends where you live.
Live in bogansville and you will be a statstistic.
Otherwise just as safe as anywhere in UK
Definatley safer place than UK allround.

Dorothy Nov 27th 2008 1:33 am

Re: Crime in Australia
 

Originally Posted by geraldine2 (Post 7012898)
Dear all

I would like to know various crimes occuring in Darwin,perth,Sydney,victoria and brisbane.

Iam moving with my family to Australia with three daughters,which city is safe for me.

From the thread i feel Perth look most dangerous to live.

Please!!! Please advise?


Reards

Gerald

I think the safest place for you is to stay where you are. Apparently there is crime all over Australia and you are sure to be raped, maimed, robbed, carjacked or murdered within your first days here. Especially if you live in Perth!

Get a grip! Perth is a city of 1.5 million people. Of course there will be some crime, but it's hardly dangerous.

nessyp Nov 27th 2008 3:15 am

Re: Crime in Australia
 
I was murdered 3 times in the first week of being here in Perth :rofl:

DadAgain Nov 27th 2008 3:20 am

Re: Crime in Australia
 

Originally Posted by geraldine2 (Post 7012898)
Dear all

I would like to know various crimes occuring in Darwin,perth,Sydney,victoria and brisbane.

Iam moving with my family to Australia with three daughters,which city is safe for me.

From the thread i feel Perth look most dangerous to live.

Please!!! Please advise?


Reards

Gerald

All you need to do is make sure you NEVER buy a newspaper and dont switch on the TV between 5pm and 7pm and you'll be fine. You'd be amazed by how totaly crime free the world becomes...

The flipside is that if you read the paper every day and watch the fear-mongering current affairs shows you'll be convinced that death is a certainty shouldyou have a moment of weakness and decided to venture beyond your front door.

I cant compare Australia with other parst fo the world very well ( nobody can since theres no standard way of gathering statistics) - but all the indicators we have suggest that crime levels in Australia (just like the UK) have been falling for a few years now. Of course media reports of crimes have increased and public perception and fear of crime is increased.

Control your own destiny, dont let the bastards get you down and stop worrying about it!

Zambia Nov 27th 2008 3:34 am

Re: Crime in Australia
 

Originally Posted by geraldine2 (Post 7012898)
Dear all

I would like to know various crimes occuring in Darwin,perth,Sydney,victoria and brisbane.

Iam moving with my family to Australia with three daughters,which city is safe for me.

From the thread i feel Perth look most dangerous to live.

Please!!! Please advise?


Reards

Gerald

Surely if Crime is a worry you should stay in Dubai.

Basically worry about work first if you have nothing then crime is the least of your worries.

Places where crime is rare tend to have less job oppurtunities.
:confused:

Melbourne = crime high (enough like )
Melbourne = Jobs loads

Clifton Springs/Geelong = Crime low
Clifton springs/Geelong = Jobs low

KRL Nov 27th 2008 6:10 am

Re: Crime in Australia
 
I've been here 4 months and not witnessed a single crime yet, although my flat mates (who've been here about the same length) have been robbed 3 times...
Guess you just have to be unlucky.

Red_V_Roger Nov 27th 2008 8:55 am

Re: Crime in Australia
 

Originally Posted by Zambia (Post 7014233)
Surely if Crime is a worry you should stay in Dubai.

Yeah, I mean I've never know anyone getting put in jail for having sex on a beach in Australia...:rofl::rofl::rofl:


Or have they?

ponyrama Nov 27th 2008 9:42 am

Re: Crime in Australia
 
Crime is really bad in Australia - I was mugged and raped before I even got there. ;)

Wendy Nov 27th 2008 9:51 am

Re: Crime in Australia
 

Originally Posted by ponyrama (Post 7014888)
Crime is really bad in Australia - I was mugged and raped before I even got there. ;)

:lol:


What do you expect, the place is full of criminals and immigrants! :D


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