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Crime rate in Port Augusta, SA, Australia

Crime Rank: 100/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    13,866

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    1,197.57 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    3,483

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    251.19

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    964

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

  • Property Crimes
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    2,427

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    69.52

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    175.03

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    93.76%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    96.78%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Port Augusta crime trends

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Port Augusta crime compared

Top crime types in Port Augusta:


  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Port Augusta there were 939 reported cases of Property damage.

    939

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Port Augusta there were 937 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    937

  • Theft

    In 2023 in Port Augusta there were 911 reported cases of Theft.

    911

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Port Augusta there were 577 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    577

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Port Augusta there were 43 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    43

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Port Augusta there were 43 reported cases of Deception.

    43

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Port Augusta there were 13 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    13

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Port Augusta there were 8 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    8

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Port Augusta there were 6 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    6

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Port Augusta there were 5 reported cases of Robbery.

    5

  • Homicide and related offences

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

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Port Augusta

    1 in 14

    In 2023 in Port Augusta your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 14

  • 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

  • Port Augusta

    1 in 6

    In 2023 in Port Augusta your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 6

  • 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 Port Augusta rank in crime?

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

Is Port Augusta a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Port Augusta?

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

What is the most reported crime in Port Augusta?

939 Property damage cases were reported in Port Augusta in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Port Augusta?

Crime in Port Augusta has increased by 11.03% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Port Augusta in 2023?

There were 1 Homicide and related offences cases in Port Augusta in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Port Augusta?

The least safe suburb in Port Augusta is Saltia, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Port Augusta?

The safest suburb in Port Augusta is Port Augusta, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Port Augusta crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Port Augusta by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Saltia, Miranda (SA) and Commissariat Point.


Suburbs in Port Augusta

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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