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Crime in Adelaide, Australia

Crime rates in Adelaide, Australia

Level of crime
33.99 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
57.75 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
34.27 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
26.06 Low
Worries car stolen
24.11 Low
Worries things from car stolen
32.39 Low
Worries attacked
29.96 Low
Worries being insulted
37.68 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
21.50 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
46.30 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
47.34 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
32.39 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
26.28 Low

Safety in Adelaide, Australia

Safety walking alone during daylight
80.85 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
51.05 Moderate

Contributors: 145

Last update: November 2017

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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14 Comments so far

#Pankaj on Nov 22, 2017 :
I have been living in Adelaide for the past three years. Never ever have felt unsafe either in day or night. Never had any racial abuse. People are usually kind and helpful. I have lived in several cities in Asia and Europe. By far, Adelaide has been the safest among all of them.
#Felipe on Oct 03, 2017 :
Brazil is dangerous 59 miles people murdered for year not AustrĂ¡lia
#Shylie Zen on Sep 22, 2017 :
Wtf?? where are you people going out in Adelaide? Ive never been insulted when out and about... ive lived mid north, down west and north east. Never had any problems in the city all night having a lovly 5 year rave career most wk ends having fun..
Thts not to say there's no bad pplz here, theres good and bad anywhere.
My personal opinion, adelaide is much more relaxed and chilled out
#Susan Henley on Sep 10, 2017 :
Hi, we are a seriously considering moving from Melbourne to Adelaide as we believe that Adelaide will be a much better place to bring up young kids (we have one and another one on the way). We would love to make contact with local people who wouldn't mind pointing us in the right direction as we don't know a lot about the city apart from really liking it when we visited a couple of times. We would love to hear from you: susanhaslam11@gmail.com
Thanks so much in advance. The Henley family
#DaElfComposer on Aug 23, 2017 :
I live in Adelaide, and I must say it is a safe place in general. You may get insulted or whatever, but you probably won't get attacked. However, beware of Boxing Day sales. People historically have been hospitalised in the mad stampede to get to the sales, no joke. But if you are driving you may want to take a knife or something, just in case. A voice recorder would be excellent too, but not nessesary. These are especially important if you are driving alone.
#Administrator on Dec 21, 2016 :
#David, There is a research by Open University Milton Keynes which shows a strong correlation between a number of reported crimes and perception about crimes. To investigate more about this topic, perhaps try google "correlation perceived crimes and reported"
#David on Dec 15, 2016 :
This survey is based on perceptions not fact. So people may say they feel worried or perceive a problem with a particular type of crime, but these are not facts. I like to deal in facts, and factually Adelaide is an extremely safe city, regardless of your race, religion, sexual identity and all of those things.
#Scarlett on Nov 06, 2016 :
#Benji, yeah, I have been living in Adelaide for a few years now too. "Everytime I go down to the city I see people insulting one another based on their race and religion" Talk about stretching the truth?? I am a blonde haired, blue eyed typical Christian white female. Never have I been insulted for my religion and race in the City of Adelaide, by anyone. Meanwhile, I am friends with an Indian Hindu female, who also has never experienced anything such as that. Neither has my other friend, a black Zimbabwe male, been subject to 'people insulting one another based on their race and religeon". My mother, an obvious white female, was subject to a little of this problem by some indigenous men near a bus stop often, but she wasn't in any danger. The place was extremely busy. Your "honest" facts are either extremely exaggerated or completely utterly false, and a grab at attention. In my "homest" opinion, Adelaide is an extremely safe place. Yes, it has its bad spots, but doesn't every city?
#Adolf Hitler on Sep 14, 2016 :
What crime? Just carry a knife, and you'll be fine! We need a world with one government, no religion, and no money!
#R L on Sep 06, 2016 :
I am at an age where I am contemplating living hopefully a more serene peaceful life out in a small country city. Seems to me that one needs to think twice about that also. Is it safer in Adelaide in comparison to a small country town? Lol. I think I could have thought so some 20 or so years ago. Now we have Yobbos, drug addicts and dole bludgers living out there also. Seems where ever one wants to escape to it has become more difficult finding as crime has spread out into the country. Victoria has already reported back in 2014 stating many country towns are worst than Melbourne. Sad world this has become. Now we have Muslim issues to deal with on top of it as well. I came here for a better life only to find things having sadly deteriorated over the years. The safes bet is the South or North Pole. At least you only need to deal with the cold.
##Benji on Jul 26, 2016 :
Honestly I've been living in Adelaide for 8 years now and I can honestly say that the crime has increased dramatically over that period of time, Drugs are everywhere and I mean everywhere. Friends of mine and people I know have been assaulted and mugged down at Adelaide CBD. Everytime I go down to the city I see people insulting one another based on their race and religion it's rather sad but it's generally normal/
#Mahan on Apr 03, 2016 :
I lived in many different cities including Dubai that people believe is the safest, but never had this peace of mind that I have in Adelaide.
#Colin on Nov 12, 2015 :
So much of these stats are about *perceived* crime and about how much people "worry" about crime. Anyone that is genuinely worried about walking around Adelaide during daylight hours is a paranoid lunatic.
#Garry on Apr 21, 2014 :
#Bane- you are sadly mixing with the wrong people in your travels around Australia.
Lift your tour arrangements and you will find the average Australian is respectful and law abiding.
Likewise if I were to backpack around Europe amongst gypsies I to wouldn't feel safe and to leave a car with valuables unlocked is just plain stupid whichever country you are in.