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Crime rate in Salisbury, SA, Australia

Crime Rank: 59/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    143,491

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    136.90 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    12,137

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    84.58

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    2,417

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

  • Property Crimes
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    9,220

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    16.84

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    64.25

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    72.43%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    85.31%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Salisbury crime trends

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Salisbury crime compared

Top crime types in Salisbury:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Salisbury there were 6,309 reported cases of Theft.

    6,309

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Salisbury there were 2,247 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    2,247

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Salisbury there were 1,968 reported cases of Property damage.

    1,968

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Salisbury there were 943 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    943

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Salisbury there were 340 reported cases of Deception.

    340

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Salisbury there were 139 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    139

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Salisbury there were 82 reported cases of Robbery.

    82

  • Abduction and related offences

    In 2023 in Salisbury there were 61 reported cases of Abduction and related offences.

    61

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Salisbury there were 25 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    25

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Salisbury there were 21 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    21

  • Homicide and related offences

    In 2023 in Salisbury there were 2 reported cases of Homicide and related offences.

    2

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Salisbury

    1 in 59

    In 2023 in Salisbury your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 59

  • 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

  • Salisbury

    1 in 16

    In 2023 in Salisbury your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 16

  • 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 Salisbury rank in crime?

Salisbury lga is ranked 59/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Salisbury a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Salisbury?

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

What is the most reported crime in Salisbury?

6,309 Theft cases were reported in Salisbury in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Salisbury?

Crime in Salisbury has increased by 18.44% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Salisbury in 2023?

There were 2 Homicide and related offences cases in Salisbury in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Salisbury?

The least safe suburb in Salisbury is Gulfview Heights, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Salisbury?

The safest suburb in Salisbury is Bolivar, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Salisbury crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Salisbury by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Gulfview Heights, Salisbury Heights and Burton (SA).


Suburbs in Salisbury

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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