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Crime Rates Rise in Kadina

Police_Line_Crime_Scene_2498847226.jpgCrime rates in some parts of regional South Australia have risen over the past six years according to new statistics released by SA Police.

Kadina on the Yorke Peninsula has experienced 57% increase in crimes reported over 2017 to 2018, with Moonta and Port Hughes experiencing a similar increase.

Just over 300 crimes were reported over the time period compared with 190 six years ago.

South Australia Police Mid North operations manager Phil Kotaras says any increase in crime in the Yorke Peninsula was off a small base and could be attributed to a population increase.

Cleve on the Eyre Peninsula was one town in the state with the least crime per person over the past six years with only nine crimes reported over the past financial year.