Safety Snapshots

Secure care and supervision

In 2018-19, the rate for young people 10-17 years in secure care (detention) and under community-based supervision was 30.2 per 10,000 population. This is a decrease from 2009-10 when the rate of secure care (detention) and under community-based supervision was 63.8 per 10,000 population.

More young people were in community-based supervision (24 per 10,000 population) than in secure care (17 per 10,000) in South Australia in 2018-19.

The rate of secure care (detention) and under community-based supervision for Aboriginal young people 10-17 years in 2018-19 was 296 per 10,000 population, a decrease from 2009-10 (449 per 10,000 population) and lower than the Australian rate in 2018-19 (304 per 10,000 population).

Very remote South Australia had the highest rate of secure care (detention) and under community-based supervision (83 per 10,000 population) and inner regional South Australia had the lowest (9.2 per 10,000 population).

Personal safety

Feeling safe is important. In 2019, 45% of young people aged 15-19 years in South Australia reported not being at all concerned about their personal safety however; 18% of 15-19 year olds reported feeling very or extremely concerned about their personal safety, an increase since 2014 (13%). In 2019, 20% of 15-19 year olds in South Australia reported feeling slightly concerned and 18% reported feeling somewhat concerned.

Nationally, 18% of 15-19 year olds reported feeling very or extremely concerned about their personal safety.

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  • Housing stress
  • Unrestrained children in cars
  • Road and traffic safety

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