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Crime rate in Onkaparinga, SA, Australia

Crime Rank: 40/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    177,916

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    548.41 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    9,599

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    53.95

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    1,890

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

  • Property Crimes
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    7,158

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    10.62

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    40.23

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    51.71%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    69.01%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Onkaparinga crime trends

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Onkaparinga crime compared

Top crime types in Onkaparinga:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Onkaparinga there were 4,252 reported cases of Theft.

    4,252

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Onkaparinga there were 2,081 reported cases of Property damage.

    2,081

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Onkaparinga there were 1,773 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    1,773

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Onkaparinga there were 825 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    825

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Onkaparinga there were 410 reported cases of Deception.

    410

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Onkaparinga there were 116 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    116

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Onkaparinga there were 45 reported cases of Robbery.

    45

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Onkaparinga there were 34 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    34

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Onkaparinga there were 32 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    32

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Onkaparinga there were 25 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    25

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Onkaparinga there were 6 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    6

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Onkaparinga

    1 in 94

    In 2023 in Onkaparinga your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 94

  • 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

  • Onkaparinga

    1 in 25

    In 2023 in Onkaparinga your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 25

  • 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 Onkaparinga rank in crime?

Onkaparinga lga is ranked 40/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Onkaparinga a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Onkaparinga?

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

What is the most reported crime in Onkaparinga?

4,252 Theft cases were reported in Onkaparinga in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Onkaparinga?

Crime in Onkaparinga has increased by 5.86% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Onkaparinga in 2023?

There were 6 Homicide and related offences cases in Onkaparinga in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Onkaparinga?

The least safe suburb in Onkaparinga is Blewitt Springs, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Onkaparinga?

The safest suburb in Onkaparinga is Christie Downs, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Onkaparinga crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Onkaparinga by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Blewitt Springs, Clarendon (SA) and The Range (SA).


Suburbs in Onkaparinga

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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