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Crime rate in Playford, SA, Australia

Crime Rank: 84/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    95,620

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    358.75 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    10,959

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    114.61

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    2,310

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

  • Property Crimes
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    8,199

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    24.16

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    85.75

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    83.9%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    90.95%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Playford crime trends

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Playford crime compared

Top crime types in Playford:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Playford there were 5,281 reported cases of Theft.

    5,281

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Playford there were 2,182 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    2,182

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Playford there were 1,891 reported cases of Property damage.

    1,891

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Playford there were 1,027 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    1,027

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Playford there were 321 reported cases of Deception.

    321

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Playford there were 102 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    102

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Playford there were 60 reported cases of Robbery.

    60

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Playford there were 40 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    40

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Playford there were 27 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    27

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Playford there were 22 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    22

  • Homicide and related offences

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

    6

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Playford

    1 in 41

    In 2023 in Playford your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 41

  • 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

  • Playford

    1 in 12

    In 2023 in Playford your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 12

  • 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 Playford rank in crime?

Playford lga is ranked 84/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Playford a safe lga?

Playford lga is a very unsafe area. Crime exists and may impact most people.

What are the main crime problems in Playford?

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

What is the most reported crime in Playford?

5,281 Theft cases were reported in Playford in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Playford?

Crime in Playford has increased by 15.44% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Playford in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Playford?

The least safe suburb in Playford is Sampson Flat, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Playford?

The safest suburb in Playford is Elizabeth, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Playford crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Playford by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Sampson Flat, Eyre and Yattalunga (SA).


Suburbs in Playford

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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