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Crime rate in Kangaroo Island, SA, Australia

Crime Rank: 19/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    4,916

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    3,852.31 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    119

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    24.21

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    23

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

  • Property Crimes
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    91

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    4.68

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    18.51

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    14.08%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    22.54%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Kangaroo Island crime trends

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Kangaroo Island crime compared

Top crime types in Kangaroo Island:


  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Kangaroo Island there were 36 reported cases of Property damage.

    36

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Kangaroo Island there were 36 reported cases of Theft.

    36

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Kangaroo Island there were 22 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    22

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Kangaroo Island there were 19 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    19

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Kangaroo Island there were 5 reported cases of Deception.

    5

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Kangaroo Island there were 1 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Kangaroo Island

    1 in 214

    In 2023 in Kangaroo Island your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 214

  • 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

  • Kangaroo Island

    1 in 54

    In 2023 in Kangaroo Island your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 54

  • 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 Kangaroo Island rank in crime?

Kangaroo Island lga is ranked 19/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Kangaroo Island a safe lga?

Kangaroo Island lga is moderately safe. Crime exists and may impact some people.

What are the main crime problems in Kangaroo Island?

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

What is the most reported crime in Kangaroo Island?

36 Property damage cases were reported in Kangaroo Island in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Kangaroo Island?

Crime in Kangaroo Island has decreased by 12.5% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Kangaroo Island in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Kangaroo Island in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Kangaroo Island?

The least safe suburb in Kangaroo Island is De Mole River, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Kangaroo Island?

The safest suburb in Kangaroo Island is Western River, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Kangaroo Island crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Kangaroo Island by crime crime rank and violent crimes are De Mole River, Willoughby (SA) and Willson River.


Suburbs in Kangaroo Island

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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