Crime stats for each town

If you’ve ever wondered how many break-ins happened in your suburb last month, you can now find out with just one click.

SA Police has released the next step in public access to crime statistics – detailed crime statistical reporting at suburb/post code level.

Using new, advanced suburb-level crime mapping technology at police.sa.gov.au/about-us/crime-statistics-map, South Australians can access the previous month’s crime statistics in any suburb.

Until now, the monthly crime statistics publicly available online have reflected the whole of a police local service area, which incorporates several suburbs.

Now, statistics can be accessed at suburb level.

The new map reveals Nuriootpa has the highest crime rate in the Barossa, with 21 offences in August.

The number of offences in other towns includes: Gawler 43, Willaston 20, Evanston 20, Kapunda 14, Freeling 8, Tanunda 7, Williamstown 6 and Angaston 2.

The interactive crime map is set to provide all South Australians with more information about the incidence of crimes against people and against property in their suburb or postcode area for the previous month.

Crimes against people and against property include break-ins, car crimes, robberies and assaults.

For those people interested in crime trends, police are working on providing crime trend data beyond a month, which will be made available in due course.

Meanwhile, for those interested in longer term trend analysis, five years of suburb-based crime data for crimes against people and against property is available at data.sa.gov.au/data/organization/south-australia-police.