You scared me for a moment. I'm glad to hear that D.C.'s murder capital crown is safe.
I think it just feels that way coz the murders all seem to be sick and bizarre, with an underlying current of outer-suburban insanity. Bodies in barrels in a bank vault. Bodies in shallow graves in a wheat field. Dissapearing children. There's just not much of the standard armed-holdup kind of murder.
I looked into this a little, after having someone tell me the same thing. The crime rate for murder in Adelaide is very low. Infact the rate of violent crime in general is very low. If you would believe, even lower than Canberra. I apologise for not having the numbers on hand... It was amoungst some documentation from the Bureau of Statistics.
It's probably higher in Albury, though that's working off a smaller population base. Not quite so bizarre around here, though, just stabbings in front of nightclubs and bodies being found in truck stop car parks. All part of life's rich pageant.
Adelaide definitely is the sick crime capital of Australia. Maybe the amphetamine capital, too. Definitely not the latte capital.
Not to mention the zoo animal killing capital.
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