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:eek:hno: :eek:hno: soo scared. Next time I'm in Adelaide I'm not gonna even get the train to Gawler, too dangerous. Heck, why even go past North Adelaide. Stick with The Parade. Looks like a 1970s NYC-style ghetto :eek:hno:

Crimes like this want me to never set foot in SA again:
January 27, 2009: Man dies after falling from a car.
http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,25865681-5006301,00.html
Davoren Park's streets of fear and loathing
MICHAEL MILNES, BEN HYDE
July 31, 2009 11:15pm

DAVOREN Park residents are arming themselves with knives and not letting their children play in front yards following a series of violent incidents.

Their fears come after an alleged murder and police siege in the embattled northen suburb that has a growing reputation as a no-go zone for all but those who live there.

A mother of four, who has lived there for two years, told The Advertiser she will not let her children play in her front yard and drives them to school most days even though the school is less than 100m away.

Most residents interviewed by The Advertiser spoke only on condition of anonymity out of fear of reprisal.

"I have too many kids," she said. "I can't live with other people. This was the only place I could get a house without sharing.

"I've lived in Salisbury and Smithfield, and this is the worst. It's s***. It's Davoren Park.

"Given half a chance, I would move from here. I would not have my kids here.

"My kids aren't allowed to play outside. They're not even allowed to come out the front until it's time for school."

Another resident, who has lived in the suburb for six years and also did not want to be identified, said he carried a knife when he walked the streets.
 

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Every city has good and bad areas, this is Adelaide's bad area.

September 19, 2008: Man, 81, bashed and robbed by two men looking for drugs.

November 7, 2008: Homeless man Shane Gohl, 41, bashed and set on fire as he slept in a car. Nobody yet charged.

December 29, 2008: Police charge man, 21, who allegedly stabbed another man.

December 2008: Multiple addresses feature on a list of 104 houses identified as potentially dangerous by ambulance crew, leading them to request police escorts if called there.

January 1, 2009: Brett Wade Bamford shot dead in driveway.

January 27, 2009: Man dies after falling from a car.

March 16, 2009: Man, 24, and his son, 2, found dead from stab wounds inside a Charlson St home while his partner, 21, and baby daughter, 15 days, sustain serious injuries.

May 2, 2009: Police officer allegedly assaulted and eight people arrested after partygoers became aggressive.

July 27, 2009: Woman, 40, charged with murdering a man at her Kilmington Rd home.
For people interstate, Davoren Park is about 30km north of the city and is apart of Elizabeth. The whole area is about to receive a $1billion facelift - Playford Alive.
 

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Inala and Woodridge aren't bad. The only reason why we pay it out because that is where many of the typical 'bogans' or minority groups lives.
 

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Elizabeth Field and Smithfield Plains have always been like that:lol:. Changing the suburb name to Davoren Park hasn't made it any better. There are some decent new subdivisions with owner occupiers but most of the suburb is Housing trust homes which seem to get the worst of the worst of Adelaide's housing trust tennants.

The same stuff happens down south at a suburb Hackham West which has also changed its name now to Huntfield Heights
 

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i think this is a reflection of all australian cities, all the cities have the areas in the outer suburbs where residental meets industry.

I know in the Brisbane suburbs of Inala and Woodridge that a lot of money has been spent on community projects, like parks, community centres and recreation centres to keep the people occupied.

Its done quite well but the areas still carry that 'stigma'
 

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Inala and Woodridge have a lot of council housing, that seems to be a common denominator world wide when it comes to areas with poor self image, and increased crime. The shame is that many local incentive projects seem to get vandalised and ruined by the very people they are put in place to help. Over time with work and education these areas should improve.

When my parents first emigrated to Australia we lived in Goodna, which is very close to Inala, it's not a dead end situation.
 
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