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Patrick Street, Blacktown

-33.773016 150.905481
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1/5
Aug 06, 2019

"Crime and unsafe"

I thought that I share my experience with Blacktown as I have family and friends that work and live in the area. Just today on a trip to kmart someone lit a car on fire. Quickly a massive amount of people watched as the car went into flames and I could hear comments like "just another day in Blacktown".
Another time a friend had their car broken into, they smashed ther window for pair of old roller skates left on the passenger side. I would frequently walk them to their car during night shifts . She says that there are nice families that can't afford to live anywhere else and only a few bad eggs that ruin it. On a late night shopping session I noticed that there large numbers of security guards and police, I questioned the security guard why there were so many police/security and the response was " it's like this every busy night in Blacktown" via sarctastic tone. I have spoken to people that live in Blacktown and they said that they haven't had any incidents as they keep to themselves. They told me of a story how a female friend was attacked at night near the shopping centre. I'm a first time home buyer that was looking to buy in Blacktown because of the positive reviews on this site and low prices but after looking into further I will not. I apologize if I have offended any Blacktown residents but this is my opinion and the great thing about this platform you have chance to prove me wrong. I really hope you can as I see great potential in Blacktown. At the time of writing this post I felt as those the reviews and current rating blacktown did not reflect it concisely.

Let's put aside my opinion and my experiences to look at some findings on the crime level

News article

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/major-crime-down-in-nsw-but-blacktown-murder-rate-twice-state-average/news-story/bacd8a70ee9d213571cb13a9c030963d

"its murder rate is more than double the state average, even on a per capita basis, and its robbery rates, both with a firearm and without a weapon, are three times the state average.

And Blacktown has experienced only one worse year for murders in the past 18 years — in 2012 when 14 cases were recorded."
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Crime Index: 66.31
Safety Index: 33.69
https://www.numbeo.com/crime/in/Blacktown
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Insurance
Nrma rate the suburb as high crime rate
https://saferhomes.nrma.com.au/blacktown/2148/theft

Other resources

The NSW rate per 100,000 population for robbery incidents is 39.6.

Blacktown 95.1

https://www.finder.com.au/high-crime-areas-you-should-avoid-buying-in

Non-domestic violence related assault ranked 29th in nsw

https://www.smh.com.au/interactive/2018/crime-dashboard-test-v13/?jurisdictionInFocus=NSW&resizable=true


Reports of domestic assault also increased in a number of areas
Blacktown (up 10.7%)

https://7news.com.au/news/crime/domestic-violence-deaths-behind-significant-rise-in-nsw-murder-rates-c-152049

2452 charges of assaulting police in NSW in the year to March 2019 of those
132 in Blacktown

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/there-are-people-who-don-t-respect-the-uniform-sydney-s-most-dangerous-areas-for-police-20190611-p51wm7.html



2016
NEW SOUTH WALES
RECORDED CRIME STATISTICS
Available from https://www.bocsar.nsw.gov.au/Pages/bocsar_crime_stats/bocsar_crime_stats.aspx

TABLE 3.2B: RATIO TO NSW RATE^ OF RECORDED CRIMINAL INCIDENTS PER 100,000 POPULATION,
MAJOR OFFENCES, GREATER SYDNEY

Blacktown

Robbery without a weapon = 3.0

Robbery with a firearm = 2.5


Incidents Of Theft (Break & Enter Dwelling Rate Per 100,000
Ranked 6th with 490

https://www.canstar.com.au/home-insurance/state-hotspots-for-home-theft/
Pros
  • 24hour kmart
Cons
  • Crime
chining
chining Thanks for the honest post. Its really helpful. I am looking to buy in blacktown as well because of the low price house. The price is low for a reason.
2yrs+
Orana
Orana So..susmonkey is your review in general about Blacktown? Or Patrick St? Can you show me one station or shopping near station in any other major busy suburb such as Blacktown free of crime?? Thank god you realised how bad this area is and not moving here!!! At least our trains, shops,parks are not full of judges like you. Have you ever been near any train station with major shopping centre next to it? Whether or not its in a bad/poor people suburb like Blacktown the crime rates will be same as here. When you don't even know/care to elaborate about both sides of Patrick street then don't post about Patrick street. The other end towards south Blacktown is actually a dense residential area and is a very peaceful street. The bad rap about the station does not walk with you to your home if you actually live on Patrick street. You think Patrick street has affordable houses? Think again. It's one of expensive streets to buy into. Kmart being open 24 hours is not the greatest pro to live in Blacktown! It's the libraries, medical facilities, family entertainment, great schools, plenty of parks, ability to get to city by train in 30 minutes and by car under 40 mins is a pro! You better not review a street or suburb if you haven't actually lived there! At least don't defame a street without knowing/actually living there.
2yrs+
qzone2006
qzone2006 Totally agree with orana
2yrs+
KateS1
KateS1 I agree with you both Orana and qzone2006. You have to love the reviews and comments from people who don't actually live here. They visit for a day and suddenly are an expert on the suburb...

Homely should have people input their address in order to make a comment. Leave the reviews to the people who actually live here and know the area well.

Susmonkey, 'Just another day in Blacktown'. So it couldn't just be a run of the mill comment they made, could it? Of course, it had to be taken in all seriousness. You know people use that "Just anoter day in..." comment frequently, don't you? To be frank, I'm tired of people like you who 'visit the suburb' and by visiting the suburb I mean the train station and shopping centre and make comments like:
'there were police everywhere' without considering the fact that the police station is actually situated RIGHT NEXT TO the shopping centre.
'there are shady characters hanging around the train station' without considering that EVERY SINGLE TRAIN STATION IN SYDNEY has shady characters loitering.
'there are trouble makers and thievery at the shopping centre'. Give me one shopping centre in Australia that doesn't have security because all of their visitors are upstanding citizens and I'll eat my hat.

To those thinking of purchasing. Have a look at the reviews of those who live here and have day in/day out experience, not those who visit from other suburbs, see and a hear a couple things and suddenly feel qualified to make an accurate and unbiased judgement.
Aug 06, 2019
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