A check of insurance claims data shows Gosnells and Thornlie have the most home break-ins in WA.
The RAC figures revealed Gosnells held top spot for the second year in a row, tied with Thornlie which has come up from third place, with Morley, Dianella, Balga and Bayswater also featuring in the top five.
RAC Manager Home Claims Glen Walker said jewellery continued to be the number one item stolen from homes, along with portable devices, such as iPads and laptops, as well as tools and bikes.
“Thieves are opportunistic in nature and can quickly enter via an open side bedroom, or unlocked front door, and take anything portable within arm’s reach in about 30-seconds, so make sure expensive, easily portable items are secured properly," Mr Walker said.
The advice to home owners is to lock always lock your doors and windows and even prune back any bushes around windows and doors.