Beware of pickpockets as they tend to operate in tourist areas, keep your belongings secure at all times and be careful if strangers try to make conversation or distract you as it could be an attempt to steal your valuables.
Credit card fraud, cloning cards can be an issue be careful where you use your cards. Also if you are withdrawing money from cash machines make sure you cover your pin and be discreet about the amount of cash you withdraw.
Darwin has per capita the highest crime rate of any Australian city. Crime is a significant social issue in Alice Springs. The main source of crime is Alice Spring’s large unemployed population of Aboriginal residents, who live in camps throughout the town, nearby.