According to South Australia Police (SAPOL), Mount Gambier crime rate for the year ending December 2022 was 5770 incidents per 100,000 population. This represents a 2% increase from the previous year.
Mount Gambier Crime Index
(100 is safest)
Safer than 48% of most Australia cities
Mount Gambier Crime Map
Is Mount Gambier Safe?
Mount Gambier has low safety metrics. Crime rates in Mount Gambier are near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in Australia. Mount Gambier is safer than 48% of all Australian communities and than 21% of South Australia cities and towns. However, Serious Assault not resulting in injury is a common offence in Mount Gambier.
Mount Gambier Crime Statistics at a Glance
Has Crime in Mount Gambier increased or decreased in the past 5 years? The chart below shows the 60-month historical trend of the number of offences that occurred in Mount Gambier.
- The number of criminal incidents recorded by South Australia Police in the year 2022 was 1545, up 2% from 1518 incidents recorded in the same period last year.
- Mount Gambier is in the 21st percentile for safety, meaning 79% of South Australia urban areas are safer than Mount Gambier and 21% of urban areas are more dangerous than Mount Gambier.
- Common crime: Serious Assault not resulting in injury.
- Safest suburb in Mount Gambier city: Worrolong suburb.
- Top areas to avoid in Mount Gambier city (bad areas): Mount Gambier suburb.
- The number of assault offences recorded in 2022 increased by 2% (9 Incidents) compared to the previous year..
- The number of homicide offences recorded in 2022 increased by 100% (1 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
- The number of burglary offences recorded in 2022 decreased by 10% (20 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
- The number of theft offences recorded in 2022 increased by 5% (23 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
- The number of robbery offences recorded in 2022 increased by 50% (2 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
- The number of motor vehicle thefts recorded in 2022 increased by 23% (11 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
- The number of vandalism offences (Property damage) recorded in 2022 increased by 2% (6 Incidents) compared to the previous year.
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Crime in Mount Gambier: An In-Depth Analysis
AU Crime Rate’s analysis of recent crime data from the South Australia Police (SAPOL) reveals that Mount Gambier’s crime rate is near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in Australia, as it is ranked safer than only 48% of communities across the country, irrespective of population size.
Approximately 79% of South Australia cities and towns have a lower crime rate compared to Mount Gambier city. Therefore, Mount Gambier’s public safety metrics are low.
How risky is that? Living in Mount Gambier comes with a statistical risk of 1 in 16 of becoming a victim of crime, considering the total rate of crimes against the person and property. In contrast, the average chance of falling victim to crime in South Australia stands at 1 in 16.
To better understand Mount Gambier’s overall crime rate, it is essential to examine its performance in crimes against the person and property crimes separately. This approach can provide further insight into whether violent crimes, property crimes, or both, are the primary drivers of the general crime rate in Mount Gambier.
AU Crime Rate’s analysis of Mount Gambier crime statistics shows that there are 1572 incidents against the person per 100,000 inhabitants in a standard year, compared to the South Australia average rate of 1218. As a result, the chances of becoming a victim of crimes such as homicide, acts intended to cause injury, robbery, and other offences against the person in Mount Gambier city are 1 in 63.
Our analysis indicates that if you reside in Mount Gambier, your chances of falling victim to property crimes, including theft, fraud, property damage, and serious criminal trespass, are 1 in 23, equivalent to a rate of 4198 per 100,000 residents. As a reference, the property crime rate for every 100,000 residents in South Australia is 4816.
Mount Gambier Crime Rates by Offences Division
|Division||Number of Crimes||Crime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)|
|Offences against the person||421||1572|
|Property and deception offences||1124||4198|
Note: The only crime data that SAPOL presents is Property and person crimes. So you shouldn’t compare the crime rates of suburbs or urban areas with any other areas in another state in Australia.
Mount Gambier Crimes Against the Person (Violent crimes)
These are violent crimes against people whether these are family violence or non-family violence. Basically, if someone does something to hurt or scare another person, it’s considered a crime against the person. This includes:
- “Acts Intended to Cause Injury” is a legal category that includes different types of crimes where someone intentionally tries to harm another person. There are subcategories within this, including:
- Assault Police: When someone intentionally attacks a police officer while they’re doing their job.
- Common Assault: This involves deliberately using force or threats to make someone fear they’ll be hurt. It doesn’t necessarily result in serious injuries.
- Serious Assault Resulting in Injury: This is when someone intentionally harms another person, causing them significant injuries.
- Serious Assault Not Resulting in Injury: Even if serious harm doesn’t happen, if someone tries to cause it intentionally, it can still be a crime.
- Homicide and Related offences: These are categories of crimes related to taking someone’s life:
- Murder: This is the most serious type of crime where someone intentionally kills another person.
- Other Homicide and Related offences: This category includes various other crimes connected to causing death. These might involve different levels of intent or circumstances, like manslaughter or offences related to causing death through negligence or recklessness.
- Robbery and related offences: These are the categories of crimes related to robbery:
- Non-Aggravated Robbery: This is a type of theft where someone takes property from another person using force or threats, but it doesn’t involve additional serious factors.
- Blackmail and Extortion: These offences involve forcing someone to give you money or property by using threats or information against them. Blackmail is when you threaten to reveal embarrassing or damaging information, while extortion includes broader threats of harm or force.
- Aggravated Robbery: This is a more severe form of robbery. It happens when someone uses weapons or inflicts serious harm or injury during the robbery. These factors make the crime even more serious and result in harsher penalties.
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Crime Against the Person
1 in 63
In Mount Gambier
1 in 81
In South Australia
Crimes Against the Person Comparison (Per 100,000 Residents)
Crimes Against the Person: Mount Gambier vs South Australia
Mount Gambier population: 26775
South Australia population: 1777698
|Crimes||Total Criminal Incidents||SA Total Criminal Incidents||Crime Rate (Per 100,000 Residents)||SA Crime Rate (per 100,000 residents)|
|Acts intended to cause injury (Assault)||388||19651||1449||1105|
|Abduction, harassment and other offences||11||419||41||24|
|Blackmail and extortion||1||93||4||5|
|Other offences against the person||26||1334||97||75|
Here is a breakdown of the major Crimes against the person
|Crimes||No, of offences||Rate|
|Serious Assault resulting in injury||54||202|
|Serious Assault not resulting in injury||176||657|
Note: The data on sexual assault and related crimes is only available for the entire state of South Australia and not broken down by specific suburbs or urban areas. We have provided state-level statistics for your reference.
|Crimes||SA offences count||SA rate (per 100,000 residents)|
|Aggravated sexual assault||1294||73|
|Non-aggravated sexual assault||435||24|
|Non-assaultive sexual offences||394||22|
|Total Sexual assault and related offences||2123||119|
Mount Gambier Offences Against Property
These are crimes related to stealing or damaging property or deceiving someone for personal gain. Property crimes include:
- Property damage and environmental offences: These are categories of crimes related to damaging property and environmental violations:
- Other Property Damage and Environmental: This is a broad category covering various offences related to damaging property or breaking environmental rules. It includes different types of related crimes not mentioned elsewhere.
- Graffiti: Graffiti involves illegally drawing or writing on buildings or walls without permission, which damages property and is against the law.
- Property Damage by Fire or Explosion (Arson): Arson is when someone intentionally sets fire to property, causing damage or destruction. This category focuses on property damage caused specifically by fire or explosions, often with criminal intent.
- Serious criminal trespass: These categories are related to serious criminal trespass, commonly referred to as burglary, and other unlawful entries with different intents:
- Other Unlawful Entry with Intent: This covers various unauthorized entries into different places where the purpose may not fit into the categories below.
- Unlawful Entry – Non-Residence: This is when someone breaks into a non-residential place, like a store or office, with the intention to commit a crime, like theft or vandalism. It’s not about homes.
- Unlawful Entry – Residence: This is about unlawfully entering someone’s home with criminal intent, like to steal or harm. It’s specifically about intrusions into houses.
- Theft: It can be committed in various forms such as shoplifting, stealing from a person’s home, or taking a vehicle without permission. Other examples include stealing a bicycle, snatching a purse, or taking items from an unattended bag.
- Fraud, Deception, and Related offences: These are categories of crimes related to fraud and deception in South Australia:
- Other Fraud, Deception, and Related offences: This covers various types of fraudulent and deceptive activities that don’t fit into specific subcategories. It’s a broad category.
- Obtain Benefit by Deception: This offence involves deceiving someone to gain an advantage or benefit that you aren’t entitled to. It means obtaining something unfairly through trickery or dishonesty.
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of Offences Against Property
1 in 23
In Mount Gambier
1 in 20
In South Australia
Offences Against Property Comparison (Per 100,000 Residents)
Against Property offences: Mount Gambier vs South Australia
Mount Gambier population: 26775
South Australia population: 1777698
|Crimes||Total Criminal Incidents||SA Total Criminal Incidents||Crime Rate (per 100,000 residents)||SA Crime Rate (per 100,000 residents)|
|Theft and related offences||507||85784||1894||1640|
|Serious criminal trespass (burglary)||185||12477||691||702|
|Fraud, deception and related offences||49||4391||183||247|
|Property damage and environmental||383||20997||1430||1181|
Here is a breakdown of Mount Gambier crime rate and offences count for the major property and deception offences.
|Crimes||No, of offences||Rate|
|Theft/Illegal use of motor vehicle||59||220|
|Theft from motor vehicle||98||366|
|Theft from shop||112||418|
|Property damage by fire or explosion (Arson)||15||56|
|Unlawful entry - Residence||69||258|
|Unlawful entry - Non Residence||52||194|
Mount Gambier Crimes per Square KM
How many murders in Mount Gambier city in 2022?
According to South Australia Police (SAPOL), there were 1 murders in Mount Gambier in 2022. The number of homicides (which includes murders and other related offences) was 1.
What’s the most common crime in Mount Gambier city?
According to the latest available data from South Australia Police (SAPOL), the most common type of crime in Mount Gambier is Serious Assault not resulting in injury.
What is the crime rate in Mount Gambier city?
The overall crime rate in Mount Gambier city, as measured by the number of reported offences per 100,000 population was 5770 in the year ending December 2022.
However, it’s important to note that this is an aggregate figure that includes all types of crime, and some types of offences are more prevalent than others. Additionally, crime rates can vary by location, with some areas experiencing higher rates of certain types of crime than others.
Is Mount Gambier city a safe place to live in?
Mount Gambier city is safer than 48% of cities and towns across Australia and the crime rates are near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in Australia. Compared to South Australia cities and towns, Mount Gambier city is safer than 21% of other communities in the state which are considered low safety scores in South Australia.
What suburb has the highest crime rate in Mount Gambier city?
Mount Gambier is the suburb with the highest rate of reported criminal incidents in Mount Gambier city with a rate of 5910 incidents per 100,000 population, according to BOCSAR 2022 data. Mount Gambier is safer than only 24% of Mount Gambier city suburbs.
What is the safest suburb in Mount Gambier city?
Worrolong is the safest suburb in Mount Gambier city with a rate of 921 incidents per 100,000 population as per the BOCSAR report. Worrolong is safer than 80% of Mount Gambier city suburbs.
However, it’s important to note that low crime rates do not necessarily guarantee safety, and that crime can occur anywhere. Hence, it’s essential always to stay vigilant and take appropriate safety measures.
Mount Gambier Crime Rate by Suburb
|Mount Gambier suburbs||Total crimes in 2021||Total crime rate in 2021||Total crimes in 2022||Total crime rate in 2022|
|Angle Vale||310||7662||292||7217||Angle Vale|
|Gawler East||122||2141||144||2528||Gawler (SA)|
|Evanston Park||142||3348||123||2900||Gawler (SA)|
|Gawler South||190||7252||139||5305||Gawler (SA)|
|Evanston Gardens||87||3691||114||4837||Gawler (SA)|
|Gawler Belt||12||1210||22||2218||Gawler (SA)|
|Gawler West||61||6199||74||7520||Gawler (SA)|
|Evanston South||35||4575||32||4183||Gawler (SA)|
|Kingston Se||19||1404||17||1256||Kingston SE|
|Pinks Beach||1||1205||0||0||Kingston SE|
|Mount Barker||557||3046||524||2866||Mount Barker (SA)|
|Littlehampton||54||1630||42||1268||Mount Barker (SA)|
|Blakiston||4||1050||2||525||Mount Barker (SA)|
|Totness||23||24468||26||27660||Mount Barker (SA)|
|Mount Gambier||1494||5828||1515||5910||Mount Gambier|
|Murray Bridge||1322||8797||1291||8591||Murray Bridge|
|Murray Bridge East||39||3239||36||2990||Murray Bridge|
|Northern Heights||7||2303||16||5263||Murray Bridge|
|Port Augusta||1447||22518||1867||29054||Port Augusta|
|Port Augusta West||566||13907||843||20713||Port Augusta|
|Stirling North||67||2405||98||3518||Port Augusta|
|Port Lincoln||1225||8472||1266||8755||Port Lincoln|
|Port Pirie South||213||5507||186||4809||Port Pirie|
|Risdon Park||194||5021||249||6444||Port Pirie|
|Port Pirie West||172||6680||182||7068||Port Pirie|
|Risdon Park South||69||3083||70||3128||Port Pirie|
|Port Pirie||151||89881||164||97619||Port Pirie|
|Encounter Bay||50||943||47||886||Victor Harbor|
|Victor Harbor||198||4404||215||4782||Victor Harbor|
|Port Elliot||40||1789||52||2326||Victor Harbor|
Note: This article doesn’t have detailed data for family violence, victims, female offenders, reoffending, sexual offences, stalking, and youth crime. For more information about these topics, check our resources page.
- South Australia Police (SAPOL)
- South Australia Government Data Directory
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