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Crime rate in Prospect, SA, Australia

Crime Rank: 44/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    20,904

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    7.32 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    1,693

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    80.99

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    191

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

  • Property Crimes
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    1,431

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    9.14

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
    per 1000 people
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    68.46

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    44.06%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    87.12%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Prospect crime trends

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Prospect crime compared

Top crime types in Prospect:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Prospect there were 1,022 reported cases of Theft.

    1,022

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Prospect there were 249 reported cases of Property damage.

    249

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Prospect there were 174 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    174

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Prospect there were 160 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    160

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Prospect there were 57 reported cases of Deception.

    57

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Prospect there were 14 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    14

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Prospect there were 11 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    11

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Prospect there were 4 reported cases of Robbery.

    4

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Prospect there were 2 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    2

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Prospect

    1 in 109

    In 2023 in Prospect your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 109

  • 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

  • Prospect

    1 in 15

    In 2023 in Prospect your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 15

  • 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 Prospect rank in crime?

Prospect lga is ranked 44/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Prospect a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Prospect?

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

What is the most reported crime in Prospect?

1,022 Theft cases were reported in Prospect in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Prospect?

Crime in Prospect has increased by 26.91% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Prospect in 2023?

There were no Homicide and related offences cases in Prospect in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Prospect?

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

What is the safest suburb in Prospect?

The safest suburb in Prospect is Thorngate, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Prospect crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Prospect by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Fitzroy (SA), Medindie Gardens and Nailsworth.


Suburbs in Prospect

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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