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You get break-ins here as you do anywhere else - in some areas more than others but nowhere is immune. IMHO there generally isn't the press coverage of crime here, so it can seem that there's less of it, but there are plenty of anecdotes to the contrary. Two people at work recently mentioned they'd suffered break-ins, and interestingly neither bothered to report it because they felt it was pointless (I read recently that SA has the highest rate of unreporting of crime in the country, but I'm not sure how such data is gathered). Weatherill recently said that South Australians have 'never been safer' but when polled, over 75% of people disagreed with him. Take a look at this article, and in particular the comments - there's a definite sense of frustration about crime:
Tougher sentences is a vexed issue because while there should be punishment for crime (if the justice system won't punish, don't be surprised if victims take retribution themselves ...) and a deterrent, the prison system has a track record of producing even better criminals ...
Perhaps Diane's advice of getting a dog is the best answer!
when we got broke into they gave our dog 2 mars bars, that kept him quiet, also the forensic cop said on a recent break in they were called to the owners dog was half beaten to death.
If they want to break in they will, even heard going via the slates off the roof and in through the ceiling..just make sure you have GOOD insurance.
Its just a bit concerning that already with so few people replying to this thread they have already been broken into or know someone who has!
It is a huge worry of mine, I'm not even worried about getting broken into when we're out and losing all our stuff, it's more the doing it when home thing!....think I watch too much csi and criminal minds!! Don't fancy being murdered when moving for a better life
I even sleep with a fork under my pillow when my husbands out at night! Yes a fork! No idea what I'd do with that lol!
Knowing what yous know of adelaide and break ins, would you have thought twice about moving for that reason? Or does it just sound worse than it is when it's on a forum like this?
Last edited by Kel87; 30-01-2013 at 08:06 AM.
when i left nottingham it had 350,000 people living there, Adelaide metro has 1 million, but a third less crime than Nottingham, if your numbers up...... your numbers up.
I don't want to tempt fate, but we feel reasonably secure in our current rental. The majority of the residents in this street are retired, very friendly and neighbourly, at home during the day, and they notice everything that's going on. The guy next door is out in his garden most of the day too. We had a similar retired/gardening/neighbourhood-watch type at a previous house, living just across the road, who I'm sure watched every car coming and going into the cul-de-sac, so we knew we were pretty safe!!! But break-ins can happen anywhere and a lot of it is down to luck. We park my husband's grotty Commodore on the drive so hopefully nobody will think we've got anything worth stealing!
Backpacked round Australia 1992. Married Australian husband in Adelaide 1994. Lived in Adelaide 1994-1997. Moved back to UK & lived in Essex/Herts 1997-2009. Returned to Adelaide November 2009. 2 kids dual nationality.
Last year I stayed with my twin who lives in Greenwith.She was out one morning working,whilst I stayed home.All of a sudden I heard screaming/crying.I went to the front door to investigate.A lady across the road had come home with her young son to find their house had been burgled whilst they were out.A passerby had stopped to ask if they were ok.I was quite shocked actually.What was very sad though is they wrapped up her sons Xmas presents in HIS duvet and stolen them as well!Bloody scumbags!Lynsteve:Really sorry to hear about your daughter!Thats just awful!Makes my blood boil tbh!
Be Happy!Its one way of being wise!
Be Happy!Its one way of being wise!
I know of people being broken into.
BUT the fact remains it's not common, its just reported more, as there is not many crimes to report in Adelaide, every one is on the news. And many crimes are not random.
In Glasgow not even every murder makes local news!!!
I have heard that there could be a basketball ring being stolen from a driveway soon though....you are being watched!!!!