March building site crime report


Building crime specialists PACT Site Security have released their latest building site crime report for March which has seen a total of 32 reports of burglary, stealing and damage across Perth building sites.  Offences include Burglary x 9, Attempted Burglary x 3, Stealing x 1, Damage x 3 and Illegal Rubbish dumping x 2 with 66% of offences occurring in the southern suburbs and Piara Waters the hotspot with 6 offences.  

Following reported incidents, PACT Site Security investigators liaised with Canning Vale police who executed a search warrant in Forrestdale recovering lights and CCTV cameras stolen from three BGC Residential displays homes in Madox Estate, Piara Waters. Police also located a large quantity of copper cable and a pulley system in the offender’s vehicle, believed to be used to remove copper cable from the ground.  

Further investigations into where the copper cabling has come from is on-going, with PACT Site Security urging construction industry companies who may have recently had copper cabling stolen to contact them on 1800 272 836.

The offender has been charged and is now on bail with a curfew to remain at his premises during the hours of 7pm and 7am, with a court date in place.

PACT Site Security works with builders and developers to identify and activate resources across building sites to reduce crime risk, track and recover property, as well as deter future incidents.  GPS Tracking, CCTV, patrols and community engagement are just some of the tactics seeing crime reduce for the industry. 

 Builders and developers can access a free site risk assessment from PACT Site Security by contacting them on 1800 272 836 or visiting

Craig Pages-Oliver