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Crime rate in Adelaide Hills, SA, Australia

Crime Rank: 13/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    40,198

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    799.93 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    628

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    15.62

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    131

    Total number of violent crimes in the LGA (homicide, assault, sexual assault, robbery, etc...)

  • Property Crimes
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    432

    Total number of property crimes in the LGA (arson, burglary, theft, car theft, etc...)

  • Violent Crimes
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    3.26

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    10.75

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    6.64%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    5.63%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Adelaide Hills crime trends

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Adelaide Hills crime compared

Top crime types in Adelaide Hills:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Adelaide Hills there were 184 reported cases of Theft.

    184

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Adelaide Hills there were 145 reported cases of Property damage.

    145

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Adelaide Hills there were 116 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    116

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Adelaide Hills there were 103 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    103

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Adelaide Hills there were 49 reported cases of Deception.

    49

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Adelaide Hills there were 13 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    13

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Adelaide Hills there were 8 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    8

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Adelaide Hills there were 3 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    3

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Adelaide Hills there were 3 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    3

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Adelaide Hills there were 2 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    2

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Adelaide Hills there were 2 reported cases of Robbery.

    2

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Adelaide Hills

    1 in 307

    In 2023 in Adelaide Hills your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 307

  • SA

    1 in 77

    In 2023 in SA your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 77

  • Australia

    1 in 95

    In 2023 in Australia your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 95

Chances of becoming a victim of a Property crime

  • Adelaide Hills

    1 in 93

    In 2023 in Adelaide Hills your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 93

  • SA

    1 in 20

    In 2023 in SA your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 20

  • Australia

    1 in 28

    In 2023 in Australia your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 28

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does Adelaide Hills rank in crime?

Adelaide Hills lga is ranked 13/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Adelaide Hills a safe lga?

Adelaide Hills lga is a relatively safe area. Crime exists but does not impact most people.

What are the main crime problems in Adelaide Hills?

The top crime types in Adelaide Hills are Theft, Property damage, Assault and related offences.

What is the most reported crime in Adelaide Hills?

184 Theft cases were reported in Adelaide Hills in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Adelaide Hills?

Crime in Adelaide Hills has increased by 1.95% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Adelaide Hills in 2023?

There were 2 Homicide and related offences cases in Adelaide Hills in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Adelaide Hills?

The least safe suburb in Adelaide Hills is Crafers West, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Adelaide Hills?

The safest suburb in Adelaide Hills is Castambul, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Adelaide Hills crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Adelaide Hills by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Crafers West, Cromer (SA) and Cherryville.


Suburbs in Adelaide Hills

The data is based on annual 2023 data from state police departments and population data from the 2021 ABS Census. Rank is calculated for crimes weighted by severity and proportionate to population.

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