Crime in Adelaide, Australia

Crime rates in Adelaide, Australia

Level of crime
26.27 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
47.40 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
28.74 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
21.81 Low
Worries car stolen
21.01 Low
Worries things from car stolen
27.37 Low
Worries attacked
25.12 Low
Worries being insulted
31.22 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
17.12 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
40.25 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
38.50 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
25.92 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
24.24 Low

Safety in Adelaide, Australia

Safety walking alone during daylight
82.40 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
57.95 Moderate

Contributors: 384

Last update: April 2021

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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10 Comments so far
Anonymous on Sep 17, 2020:
Adelaide is relatively safe for the most part, I was able to walk by myself in the city without any trouble happening (Though you'll sometimes get approached by a couple of druggies that are looking for ciggies or something.) However i would recommend staying on the walkway's where the trams and car pass by at night and would strongly recommend walking with a group when crossing into Hindley street at night. Another thing i would like to say is, stay out of the low income area such as Elizabeth,Davoren park,and maybe Smithfield cause that's where drug dealing is rampant.
martin smith on Oct 01, 2019:
I have never ever felt unsafe in Adelaide, spent many hours Adelaide city nights doing photography. Live in a low socio economic area, has some drug issues, but all in all; people still walk their dogs, get out and about. street crime is minimal. Never been attacked or accosted in Adelaide, cant say the same for Sydney.
Klimitat Johnson on Oct 23, 2018:
That stupid cunt truckie, Grant Moroney of Port Augusta should first see if his cock fits in his arsehole ! If not, get fucked, you dumb wanker.
Billbo on Jul 22, 2018:
Do not let what im about to say truly ruin your opinion on Adelaide, but I feel this need to be said. Most people who have commented are under the assumption Adelaide is flawless and safe. Wrong. Ice is being sold everywhere in Adelaide now, and is affecting the West, North and far Eastern suburbs. This in turn has brought a lot of crime to our streets, and most crimes don't get reported, so just be aware in adelaide
Arun on Apr 10, 2018:
I have been to many countries in the world. But never found this peace of mind and relaxation anywhere. Undoubtedly, ADELAIDE is best place to live on earth.
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 Austrália
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.