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Crime rate in Barossa, SA, Australia

Crime Rank: 15/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    18,454

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    967.15 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    351

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    19.02

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    67

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

  • Property Crimes
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    256

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    3.63

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    13.87

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    8.45%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    12.07%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Barossa crime trends

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Barossa crime compared

Top crime types in Barossa:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Barossa there were 116 reported cases of Theft.

    116

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Barossa there were 83 reported cases of Property damage.

    83

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Barossa there were 61 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    61

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Barossa there were 57 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    57

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Barossa there were 19 reported cases of Deception.

    19

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Barossa there were 9 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    9

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Barossa there were 4 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    4

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Barossa there were 2 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    2

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Barossa

    1 in 275

    In 2023 in Barossa your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 275

  • 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

  • Barossa

    1 in 72

    In 2023 in Barossa your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 72

  • 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 Barossa rank in crime?

Barossa lga is ranked 15/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Barossa a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Barossa?

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

What is the most reported crime in Barossa?

116 Theft cases were reported in Barossa in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Barossa?

Crime in Barossa has increased by 35% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Barossa in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Barossa in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Barossa?

The least safe suburb in Barossa is Pewsey Vale, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Barossa?

The safest suburb in Barossa is Taunton (SA), by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Barossa crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Barossa by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Pewsey Vale, Penrice and Rowland Flat.


Suburbs in Barossa

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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