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Crime rate in Whyalla, SA, Australia

Crime Rank: 100/100

(higher number means more crime)
  • Population
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    21,241

    Population of the LGA from ABS 2021 Census

  • Area size
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    1,037.85 km2

    Area size of the LGA in square kilometres

  • All Crimes
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    2,647

    Total number of crimes in the LGA

  • Crimes per 1000 people
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    124.62

    Total number of crimes per 1000 people

  • Violent Crimes
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    740

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

  • Property Crimes
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    1,790

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

  • Violent Crimes
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    34.84

    Total number of violent crimes per 1000 people

  • Property Crimes
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    84.27

    Total number of property crimes per 1000 people

  • lgas with less
    Violent Crimes
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    88.93%

    Number of LGAs with less violent crimes

  • lgas with less
    Property Crimes
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    90.74%

    Number of LGAs with less property crimes

5 year Whyalla crime trends

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Whyalla crime compared

Top crime types in Whyalla:


  • Theft

    In 2023 in Whyalla there were 840 reported cases of Theft.

    840

  • Assault and related offences

    In 2023 in Whyalla there were 708 reported cases of Assault and related offences.

    708

  • Property damage

    In 2023 in Whyalla there were 612 reported cases of Property damage.

    612

  • Burglary/Break and enter

    In 2023 in Whyalla there were 338 reported cases of Burglary/Break and enter.

    338

  • Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour

    In 2023 in Whyalla there were 59 reported cases of Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour.

    59

  • Deception

    In 2023 in Whyalla there were 36 reported cases of Deception.

    36

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people

    In 2023 in Whyalla there were 22 reported cases of Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

    22

  • Robbery

    In 2023 in Whyalla there were 16 reported cases of Robbery.

    16

  • Abduction and related offences

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

    13

  • Blackmail and extortion

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

    2

  • Homicide and related offences

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

    1

Chances of becoming a victim of a Violent crime

  • Whyalla

    1 in 29

    In 2023 in Whyalla your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 29

  • 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

  • Whyalla

    1 in 12

    In 2023 in Whyalla 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 Whyalla rank in crime?

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

Is Whyalla a safe lga?

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

What are the main crime problems in Whyalla?

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

What is the most reported crime in Whyalla?

840 Theft cases were reported in Whyalla in 2023.

Is crime increasing in Whyalla?

Crime in Whyalla has increased by 2.72% from 2022 to 2023.

How many murders were in Whyalla in 2023?

There were 1 Homicide and related offences cases in Whyalla in 2023.

What is the least safe suburb in Whyalla?

The least safe suburb in Whyalla is Port Bonython, by rank and violent crimes rate.

What is the safest suburb in Whyalla?

The safest suburb in Whyalla is Whyalla Stuart, by rank and violent crimes rate.

Where are Whyalla crime hotspots?

Most dangerous suburbs in Whyalla by crime crime rank and violent crimes are Port Bonython, Mullaquana and Douglas Point.


Suburbs in Whyalla

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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