Crime in South Australia
This article needs to be updated.February 2019)(
South Australia Police is responsible for providing policing services to South Australia and crime statistics for the state are provided on their website.. Crime statistics from the from the 2017–18 national ABS Crime Victimisation Survey show that between the years 2008–09 and 2017–18, victimisation rate declined for assault and most household crime types.
Crime in Adelaide
Adelaide has developed a reluctant reputation over the years as Australia's "crime capital", despite it being a relatively small city. Perhaps one of Australia's most notorious and well known serial killing cases, the Snowtown murders, occurred primarily on the outskirts of Adelaide in the low socio-economic areas of Salisbury and Elizabeth. This, as well as a series of unsolved murder cases in the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s, known as The Family Murders led to one UK documentary dubbing Adelaide the "murder capital of Australia". Various highly publicised kidnappings have occurred in the city and its sprawling suburbs, notably the unsolved Beaumont children disappearance on Australia Day in 1966.
In 2013, the city was ranked the safest in the country with the lowest rate of crime per population. In 2012, crime rates in the city fell and have decreased even further since then. Crime in the northern suburbs, however, continues to be a problem.
- SAPOL (South Australia Police)
- SAPOL crime statistics
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