Crime in Adelaide, Australia

Crime rates in Adelaide, Australia

Level of crime
29.60 Low
Crime increasing in the past 5 years
53.16 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
29.90 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
24.76 Low
Worries car stolen
23.45 Low
Worries things from car stolen
31.15 Low
Worries attacked
28.51 Low
Worries being insulted
36.12 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
20.12 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
46.65 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
43.08 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
29.23 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
26.69 Low

Safety in Adelaide, Australia

Safety walking alone during daylight
79.57 High
Safety walking alone during night
52.51 Moderate

Contributors: 561

Last update: June 2024

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 5 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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5 Comments so far
Abu Haman on Jul 17, 2023:
When landlords evict tenants unfairly with no valid reasons, such landlords deserve a severe bashing, followed by flogging.
Anonymous on Jan 09, 2023:
I have no issue walking about Adelaide late at night & as a skinny tall bloke I have had no issue walking around at 5 am through the city, even through hindly st, just the occasional druggie asking for a smoke or something.
Todd on Dec 17, 2022:
Anonymous 2020 and Martin Smith are still spot on. Adelaide is much better than many other Australian cities - as an example no security guards stationed in many shopping centres. I would add that the CBD after dark is not terrible, but is more risky in the vicinity of late night spots and places that serve alcohol. Also, police stats reported in newspapers suggest car break-ins and thefts are more problematic in the CBD than many other areas.
Anonymous on Nov 21, 2022:
I don't think this reflects Adelaide quite as it should. Adelaide is far more sinister than these numbers reflect
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.