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Friday, December 2, 2022

Train Incidents

We monitor instances of crime and anti-social behaviour across our network to ensure strategic and relevant systems and procedures are implemented to keep everyone on our network safe

The Public Transport Authority has a zero-tolerance approach to violent or antisocial behaviour on our train network; the personal safety and security of everyone – passengers and staff – on our system is paramount. We invest heavily in ensuring our network is as safe as possible for the people who use it, and pride ourselves on offering the best security system on public transport in Australia.

Our bus and train stations are designed with passenger security in mind, and all have high-level lighting. All major stations are staffed, with a particular emphasis on security after 3pm.

We have thousands of CCTV cameras across our network, on fixed infrastructure as well as inside buses and railcars. Footage from all train and bus stations (including car parks and bike shelters) is monitored at our CMR (central monitoring room), a state-of-the-art facility which is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Footage from railcars and buses is recorded and available for use if needed.

A fleet of 32 patrol cars (ten operated by transit officers covering the rail system, and 22 operated by contracted security officers covering the bus and ferry systems) provides a fast and effective response to any incidents of antisocial behaviour.

All railway platforms have an emergency call button, which links directly through to an operator inside the CMR, and two transit officers are assigned to every train after 7pm.

The following figures are based on action reports submitted by transit officers who, while on PTA property, have powers similar to those of police.

Glossary

APO: Assault Public Officer

IWP: Interference with Property

VOB: Violent/Offensive Behaviour

Alcohol / Drugs Assault APO* Damage IWP* Smoking Stealing VOB* Weapons Total
2022-23*
Alcohol / Drugs Assault APO* Damage IWP* Smoking Stealing VOB* Weapons Total
2021-22 428 340 194 843 291 509 351 74 174 3204
2020-21 369 335 204 675 218 374 350 113 161 2799
2019-20 337 319 173 791 176 413 497 116 156 2978
2018-19 281 337 168 764 207 364 588 203 144 3056
2017-18 249 264 135 758 225 354 450 590 152 3177
2016-17 285 227 168 660 199 372 503 738 141 3293
2015-16 281 188 145 652 168 344 459 964 137 3338
Alcohol / Drugs Assault APO* Damage IWP* Smoking Stealing VOB* Weapons Total
2021-22 101 77 42 213 95 106 71 20 53 778
2020-21 101 96 47 184 68 85 66 30 51 728
2019-20 84 110 32 217 52 85 99 21 34 734
2018-19 75 84 37 216 71 54 122 57 40 756
2017-18 63 77 35 144 79 56 95 169 53 771
2016-17 122 75 54 149 101 104 112 288 69 1074
2015-16 132 55 55 148 71 97 100 393 61 1112
Alcohol / Drugs Assault APO* Damage IWP* Smoking Stealing VOB* Weapons Total
2021-22 44 16 17 69 11 21 24 9 12 223
2020-21 18 17 16 73 13 38 25 9 10 219
2019-20 36 16 10 108 17 34 35 13 17 286
2018-19 31 21 13 87 19 40 58 27 13 309
2017-18 24 13 9 102 13 30 57 66 11 325
2016-17 24 18 13 112 19 52 49 60 6 353
2015-16 29 12 9 170 20 52 68 77 9 446
Alcohol / Drugs Assault APO* Damage IWP* Smoking Stealing VOB* Weapons Total
2021-22 58 64 22 169 65 118 72 4 23 595
2020-21 62 54 27 116 36 70 65 10 25 465
2019-20 55 49 21 150 36 101 87 15 32 546
2018-19 61 65 33 120 37 126 139 22 23 626
2017-18 44 31 19 129 39 101 122 96 17 598
2016-17 55 31 14 123 31 99 163 89 17 622
2015-16 36 34 18 116 22 81 92 133 15 547
Alcohol / Drugs Assault APO* Damage IWP* Smoking Stealing VOB* Weapons Total
2021-22 100 78 44 281 54 109 121 8 28 823
2020-21 112 85 49 225 49 92 159 26 39 836
2019-20 86 66 47 194 27 113 235 1 28 797
2018-19 59 54 28 246 41 85 231 57 38 839
2017-18 56 71 26 244 53 93 130 144 29 846
2016-17 32 34 28 208 19 43 126 123 18 631
2015-16 32 34 10 140 27 42 157 134 25 601
Alcohol / Drugs Assault APO* Damage IWP* Smoking Stealing VOB* Weapons Total
2021-22 49 45 21 57 11 37 31 18 20 289
2020-21 17 31 16 33 6 23 18 11 10 165
2019-20 23 32 18 55 11 22 17 21 20 219
2018-19 17 36 12 39 10 19 18 16 5 172
2017-18 22 30 23 46 13 26 20 45 10 235
2016-17 27 30 19 34 10 39 22 67 9 257
2015-16 29 18 14 50 6 41 24 61 12 255
Alcohol / Drugs Assault APO* Damage IWP* Smoking Stealing VOB* Weapons Total
2021-22 76 60 48 54 55 118 32 15 38 496
2020-21 59 52 49 44 46 66 17 27 26 386
2019-20 53 46 45 67 33 58 24 27 25 378
2018-19 38 77 45 56 29 40 20 24 25 354
2017-18 40 42 23 93 28 48 26 70 32 402
2016-17 25 39 40 34 19 35 31 111 22 356
2015-16 23 35 39 28 22 31 18 166 15 377

PTA acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community.
We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and to Elders past, present and emerging; and commit to building a brighter future together.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this site may contain images or names of people who are deceased.

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