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Attention If you are a victim of crime, such as burglary or car theft, please phone 131 444. Report stolen or damaged property online to WA Police.

Don’t be a bystander

The bystander effect occurs when the presence of others discourages an individual from intervening in an emergency situation, against a bully or during an assault or other crime.

The concept of the bystander effect was developed after the murder of Kitty Genovese in New York City in 1964.

It happens because of:

  • the diffusion of responsibility – the more onlookers there are the less personal responsibility individuals will take; and
  • social influence – individuals monitor the behaviour of others around them to determine how to act.

But there are ways to be an active bystander, rather than passive.

Find out more

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge 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 their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

Working Together by DuShong

The artwork titled ‘Working Together’ represents the Aboriginal tribes of Western Australia working together in harmony to rejuvenate the land by controlled fires.

In this artwork it also represents our community today working together to keep our neighbourhood safe from crime.

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