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Crime rate in Gawler, SA, Australia

Crime Rank: 47/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    25,129

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    44.02 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    1,611

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    64.11

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    315

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

  • Property Crimes
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    1,225

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    12.54

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    48.75

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    59.36%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    77.87%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Gawler crime trends

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Gawler crime compared

Top crime types in Gawler:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Gawler there were 732 reported cases of Theft.

    732

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Gawler there were 317 reported cases of Property damage.

    317

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Gawler there were 302 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    302

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Gawler there were 176 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    176

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Gawler there were 49 reported cases of Deception.

    49

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Gawler there were 20 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    20

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Gawler there were 5 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    5

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Gawler there were 5 reported cases of Robbery.

    5

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Gawler there were 2 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    2

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Gawler there were 2 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    2

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Gawler there were 1 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Gawler

    1 in 80

    In 2023 in Gawler your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 80

  • 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

  • Gawler

    1 in 21

    In 2023 in Gawler your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 21

  • 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 Gawler rank in crime?

Gawler lga is ranked 47/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Gawler a safe lga?

Gawler lga is a relatively unsafe area. Crime exists and may impact most people.

What are the main crime problems in Gawler?

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

What is the most reported crime in Gawler?

732 Theft cases were reported in Gawler in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Gawler?

Crime in Gawler has increased by 15.32% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Gawler in 2023?

There were 1 Homicide and related offences cases in Gawler in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Gawler?

The least safe suburb in Gawler is Reid (SA), by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Gawler?

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

Where are Gawler crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Gawler by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Reid (SA), Evanston Park and Gawler East.


Suburbs in Gawler

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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