The 10 most dangerous suburbs in Adelaide
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Startling data from South Australia Police shows Adelaide’s northern suburbs are the prime spot for assaults.
The police district of Elizabeth (including Blakeview and Salisbury) had 2,805 assaults during 2013 making the area more violent than Brisbane, Melbourne and Far North Queensland.
Meanwhile, Eastern Adelaide is the state’s second most dangerous area with 2,095 incidents.
A police spokesperson told The Sunday Mail that 43,000 South Australians fall victim to alcohol-related violence every year.
Assault hotspots in South Australia:
- Elizabeth: 2805
- Eastern Adelaide: 2095
- Holden Hill: 1923
- Sturt: 1762
- Western Adelaide 1756
- South Coast 1427
- Eyre and West 834
- Murray Mallee 777
- Hills Fleurieu 522
- Barossa 411
When it comes to break-ins, the local government area of Playford tops the charts with 15.7 burglaries per 1,000 residents.
South Australia’s break-in hotspots:
- Playford with 15.7 per 1,000 residents
- Port Adelaide Einfeld with 13.33 per 1,000 residents
- Charles Sturt with 12.28 per 1,000 residents
- Adelaide with 11.89 per 1,000 residents
- Walkerville with 11.54 per 1,000 residents
- Prospect with 11.36 per 1,000 residents
- Gawler with 10.65 per 1,000 residents
- Marlon with 10.3 per 1,000 residents
- Onkaparinga with 8.88 per 1,000 residents
- Salisbury with 8.59 per 1,000 residents
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