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Crime rate in Wakefield, SA, Australia

Crime Rank: 30/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    6,619

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    3,357.06 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    269

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    40.64

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    54

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

  • Property Crimes
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    190

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    8.16

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    28.71

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    39.03%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    50.7%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Wakefield crime trends

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Wakefield crime compared

Top crime types in Wakefield:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Wakefield there were 119 reported cases of Theft.

    119

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Wakefield there were 48 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    48

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Wakefield there were 41 reported cases of Property damage.

    41

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Wakefield there were 30 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    30

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Wakefield there were 17 reported cases of Deception.

    17

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Wakefield there were 8 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    8

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Wakefield there were 3 reported cases of Robbery.

    3

  • Homicide and related offences

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

    2

  • Blackmail and extortion

    In 2023 in Wakefield there were 1 reported cases of Blackmail and extortion.

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Wakefield

    1 in 123

    In 2023 in Wakefield your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 123

  • 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

  • Wakefield

    1 in 35

    In 2023 in Wakefield your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 35

  • 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 Wakefield rank in crime?

Wakefield lga is ranked 30/100 in Australia by number and severity of crimes proportionate to population, where 0 means no crime.

Is Wakefield a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Wakefield?

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

What is the most reported crime in Wakefield?

119 Theft cases were reported in Wakefield in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Wakefield?

Crime in Wakefield has increased by 12.08% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Wakefield in 2023?

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

What is the least safe suburb in Wakefield?

The least safe suburb in Wakefield is Barunga Gap, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Wakefield?

The safest suburb in Wakefield is Saints, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Wakefield crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Wakefield by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Barunga Gap, Beaufort (SA) and Barabba.


Suburbs in Wakefield

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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